July 15, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Life is Not About Correct Answers

This week we meet Marion Williams, who is the co-author of the photocopiable resource book Teaching Young Learners to Think, and has written the activities and teacher’s guide for our brand new picture book series, The Thinking Train. The interview we … Continue reading

June 30, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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5 New Thinking Train Titles: Picture books for the English class

We are excited about the five new titles in The Thinking Train series. The success of the first series of five books, which were nominated for the ELTons 2016 Awards in the Innovation in Learner Resources category, tells us that picture … Continue reading

June 14, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Inside picture books: a reading list for teachers

There is nothing as lovely as sitting down with a beautiful picture book. But this is no surprise as visual narratives have been present in our cultures since the first cave drawings, entertaining, informing and enchanting their viewer-readers, regardless of … 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

March 1, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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The Wind in the Willows – enjoy “messing about in boats” this March!

If you have read this children’s classic by Kenneth Grahame, we do not need to convince you to read it with your students. If you have not yet experienced this charming story, you will only need to take a look … Continue reading