Nóra Nagy is a teacher at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest and has just finished her doctoral dissertation at the University of Pécs in Hungary. She has over 15 years of experience in secondary and higher education as a teacher and teacher educator. She is also the co-author of the Helbling Readers Blog and has recently adapted The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton for intermediate level readers. Her recent publications include articles on visual literacy, museum education and writing development in second language contexts.
This short session presents strategies to help teachers in using graded readers for language and cultural development. The session focuses on how classic readers such as Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and the Sherlock Holmes detective stories by Arthur Conan Doyle become engaging resources and stimulating starting points for projects with elementary and pre-intermediate level school students. We will focus on reading strategies, giving some vocabulary development tips and cross-curricular projects based on two exciting titles. We will also see how online and offline learning resources offered by Helbling Languages can be integrated within reading projects.