Author Archives: The Henry Brothers

About The Henry Brothers

We are English teachers involved in ELT publishing in Turkey, and also touring the country giving workshops and presentations to English teachers, mainly on the use of poetry, storytelling and other lively activities in the classroom. We can be contacted by e-mail to canmoorcroft@gmail.com or paul.zarraga@gmail.com

VARIATION ON AN OLD RHYME by John Mole

VARIATION ON AN OLD RHYME by John Mole This is the blackbird that wakes with a song. This is the sun That shines for the blackbird that wakes with a song. This is the earth That welcomes the sun That … Continue reading

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When Grandad Was a Penguin

In the new picture book When Grandad was a Penguin by Morag Hood, a child”s grandfather accidentally swaps places with a penguin during a visit to the local zoo. This leads scenes of great comedy as the penguin tries to … Continue reading

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Daft doodles

All language teachers draw a little, we have to. The Instagram page, Daft Doodles, is by one language teacher who is very good at it, Dave McClure. Enjoy.

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Solitude – A.A. Milne

For those moments when you just need to be alone. I have a house where I go When there’s too many people, I have a house where I go Where no one can be; I have a house where I … Continue reading

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Bookworm: A memoir of childhood reading

Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading by British journalist and author Lucy Mangan is an autobiography with a special focus on the books that she read as a child, and is now reading to her own young son. Lucy Mangan … Continue reading

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The Writing Life

In his book on the writing process, Draft No. 4, and his series of articles on the writing process for New Yorker magazine,  journalist and Princeton University writing teacher John McPhee describes: how he once lay on his back on … Continue reading

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Happy 200th birthday Frankenstein

“My name is Victor Frankenstein.” 2018 is the 200th birthday of the world’s most famous monster, Frankenstein. The book by Mary Shelley was first published in 1818, but even in the early years the story was better known as a … Continue reading

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