Reading Non-fiction in the Classroom
Non-fiction offers a range of unique advantages in the classroom: • It’s helpful for reluctant readers as the text is often broken up into smaller parts • It offers specialized vocabulary related to specific topic areas. This can be extremely useful for schools using CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning) • It allows you to explore
Reading on the Go
Reading can take place in so many different places: you can read a paperback book on the train, on the bus or at the beach. You can listen to an audiobook whilst exercising, taking the dog for a walk or cooking a meal. It’s all about personal preferences. It doesn’t matter which format you are
Summer Holiday Reading
‘Books are a uniquely portable magic’. Stephen King It’s hard to squeeze reading into term-time diaries, so summer holidays are the perfect time to get into a habit of regular reading. Remember you are on holiday, so reading shouldn’t feel like a chore. Choose titles that really appeal to you and break reading into manageable
Starting a Book Club
There can be constraints when it comes to reading in the classroom. Curriculum content needs to be covered, which can sometimes leave limited time to discuss a book thoroughly with your friends or classmates. An extra-curricular book club provides an opportunity to chat on a more personal level. You’ll have a chance to share the
Reading Historical Fiction
Stories offer us a lens to explore different time periods throughout history. Historical fiction is often a blend of both fact and fiction. In our Penguin Readers series you can explore notable periods in history and learn more about how words and phrases have changed over time. Why read historical fiction? Historical fiction can help
Tips for Self-study
Struggling to study at home during lockdown? In need of some fresh ideas to break up your desk-time? We asked educational consultant, Dani Mundy, for her top tips to help beat procrastination when learning English at home. One of the benefits of learning at home is more control over your learning space. Ask yourself these
Activities from Artemis Fowl, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Emma
Explore some of the new Penguin Readers with these ESL activities that can be used in classrooms or virtually, even without full access to the books.
New Penguin Readers Activities
Earlier this year we published 20 new Penguin Readers. In this blog post we will look through some of the new books and explore ways to focus on key language points in English.
What film & TV tie-ins bring to the classroom
TV and film adaptations of books can be extremely useful for teachers in the classroom, they provide a different perspective, visual stimulus for visual learners and much more.