February 28, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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Deborah’s dreams: how stories can make a difference

The graphic novel Jane, the Fox & Me by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault shows us that books and reading can work as protective shields, safe zones and islands of self-discovery. Of course, reading has more dimensions than those. Books can … Continue reading

January 4, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Five Children and It in the classroom

We are all aware of the benefits of extensive reading, but some of us may feel unsure about how to approach longer texts in class. How should we scaffold the reading for the students and much time should we dedicate … Continue reading

October 17, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Five new classics to explore 1: Five Children and It

When we open a classical novel, we open the door to multiple worlds (historical, geographical, literary, psychological and philosophical) to explore. It is exciting to see what each title means to us, who the author is, how the books were … Continue reading

September 15, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Hooked on Books: Illustrating the Classics with Viola Niccolai

In this series of interviews we talk to teachers, ELT writers, visual artists and researchers about the importance of using literature in the language classroom. Together they have over a hundred years of experience in teaching and writing so they can definitely … Continue reading