September 4, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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The ABC of a graded reader: David and the Great Detective

As teachers, we would all like our students to read more and read better in English. I often ask my students what they are reading for pleasure and they always amaze me with their experiences: some read thick historical novels, … Continue reading

October 16, 2014
by Nora Nagy
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Approaches in reading education: theories in practice

Let’s start with a simple but effective question. Why do we read?  We might have different personal reasons (fun, knowledge), but when we read in school, we read to learn. Learn a language, learn about culture and learn about various … Continue reading

April 29, 2014
by Nora Nagy
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Extensive reading in the language classroom. When and how?

You might wonder how and when you can integrate Extensive Reading sessions into your English syllabus. You already have to follow a curriculum, you probably have a course book to complete, and exams to get ready for. At the same time … Continue reading

January 17, 2014
by Nora Nagy
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6 Strategies for Reading with Young Learners

Young learners love stories, and reading with young learners typically involves including a wide range of activities along with the reading itself. We read the images, read the text aloud, retell the story with our own words, and carry out … Continue reading