Literature Circles

Over the summer I explored Academic Reading Circles (ARC) with pre-sessional students and was impressed with the depth of reading comprehension and quality of discussion they prompted. The students found them both valuable and enjoyable.

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The Genius of Knock Knock Jokes

Knock knock! Knock knock! Knock knock!
Who’s there? Who’s there? Who’s there?
Cows go Little old lady Europe
Cows go, who? Little old lady who? Europe who?
No, silly, cows go MOO! I didn’t know you could yodel! You’re so childish!


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Reading with Children

DSCN0542Everyone knows the benefits of reading to babies and toddlers, right? Health visitors hand out Bookstart packs in the UK almost as soon as your child is born, libraries run all-singing, all-dancing, glue & glitter sessions for families; Dolly Parton posts books monthly to children in the UK, the US, Canada and Australia. And the results from research is overwhelming: a child is never too young for a book. Read more