June 29, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Arts & crafts projects for sunny and rainy days

Now that the holidays are here, we need the most playful activities to keep the language your children learnt during the school term alive and help them use the words they have learnt in various contexts. In our series of … Continue reading

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

September 21, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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The Dark in the Box: engaging with emotions through stories

We have all most likely  experienced what it is like to be afraid of the dark, either in our own childhood or through the eyes of a child we care for. Fear, anxiety and loss are some of the negative … 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

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