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

February 18, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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3 Transformation Stories and 3 Activities for Young Learners

In our previous Readers Blog post we looked at transformation stories and activities for teenage and adult learners. Younger children too are equally fascinated by change and mutation so here are three stories with transformations which your young learners will enjoy reading. … Continue reading

October 27, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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The Thinking Train – Reading and Learning with Stories

We start developing a love of books and reading well before we are independent readers, and why should it be different when we are learning a second language? Our first reading experiences are either listening to a bedtime story or … Continue reading