December 8, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Surprise someone (or yourself) with a story

Have you ever thought of giving a story as a present to someone? What about your students?  Older or younger, lower-level or higher-level, all our students enjoy telling (and even writing) stories and if you suggest they write their story to give … Continue reading

February 18, 2014
by Nora Nagy
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Read to Write: Improving Writing Skills Using Graded Readers

“Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll … Continue reading

October 23, 2013
by Nora Nagy
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Read to Write – How to create a mysterious setting in 8 easy steps

A writing lesson plan with images and extracts for 3 levels This is a lesson plan you can print out and take to class. It will help you develop a mysterious setting for a story, and it’s great for practising reading, … Continue reading