February 7, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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The Big Book Reading Experience

When I remember memorable shared book experiences, either as a child or as a teacher, I see readers completely lost in the books they are reading, pointing at the details on the pages, turning the pages back and forth, asking … Continue reading

May 10, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Resourceful Reading Teachers 1: Four Resources Model of Reading in Action 1

In the first part of our series focusing on different approaches to and models of reading we revised the Four Resources model of reading (Luke and Freebody 1999). To show you how this model can work in action, this week … 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

March 3, 2014
by Nora Nagy
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World Read Aloud Day

World Read Aloud Day gives you a great opportunity to share stories with your classes. Dedicate a day to reading and learn about ways to use reading aloud techniques in your teaching. Here are 5 suggestions for reading aloud activities: 1 … 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