May 5, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Resourceful Reading Teachers 1: Four Resources Model of Reading

It’s easy to get lost in the maze of reading strategies, skills, practices, cycles, models and methodologies. How do you approach reading in the classroom? What are the most recent practices that offer solutions for reading tasks and ways into different types … 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

December 17, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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The 12 Helbling Readers of 2015

We published a dozen new titles in 2015, and it’s time to revisit them. We have published The Thinking Train, a great new series of stories that activate thinking skills in young learners, five new classics for young learners, five classics … 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