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English Language Arts

Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in English language arts.

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Group Projects: Who Gets What?

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Is it too soon to think about the First Day of School?

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Daughter's Reading Disability Diagnosed and Cured

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Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters

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Is it too soon to think about the First Day of School?

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5 Epiphanies on Learning in a 1:1 iPad Classroom

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Five-Minute Film Festival: National Day on Writing

To celebrate the National Day on Writing, VideoAmy shares a playlist of videos to inspire students to write and inform teachers about great organizations that promote writing skills.

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Eight Ways to Use Video With English-Language Learners

Authors Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski share some practical tips that are aligned to Common Core State Standards for ELA K-6. They include critical pedagogy and using technology to dub new audio into existing video.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Banned Books

Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read all across the United States. VideoAmy has collected resources and videos to help you be part of the fight against censorship of books.

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The Role of Video Games in the English Classroom

Edutopia blogger Terry Heick looks at how video games can function side by side with more traditional texts in the ELA classroom.

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Tips for Augmenting Whole-Class Discussions with Collaborize

Blogger Todd Finley praises the Collaborize Classroom platform and how it can enhance language arts class engagement.

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Improving Student Expository Writing

Blogger Ben Jonson proposes letting students use their imaginations with some expository writing.

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The NaNoWriMo Project: The Birth of Student Novelists

Middle school ELA teacher Laura Bradley describes how the National Novel Writing Month Project turned her eighth-graders into motivated, inspired novelists.

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5 Ways Literature Can Teach Global Lessons in Elementary Classes

Guest blogger Becky Morales, creator of Kid World Citizen, offers five ideas for using literature about children and families in other parts of the world to broaden the minds of U.S. elementary students.

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The Gettysburg Address: Literary Nonfiction and the Common Core

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley takes a gimlet-eyed look at the Gettysburg Address as seen anew through the lens of the Common Core State Standards.

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Using "Music Writing" to Trigger Creativity, Awareness and Motivation

Blogger and author Jeffrey Pflaum demonstrates how a musical prompt to creative writing exercises can open students to new realms of emotional intelligence.

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Leveling the Playing Field: How to Make Standardized Test Preparation Accessible to All Students

Test-prep instructor Andrea Alexander shares some tips to help students raise their scores.

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What Are You Teaching Today? Poetry That Inspires!

Blogger Lisa Dabbs offers a few suggestions for an in-class Poem in Your Pocket Day as a way of helping students celebrate National Poetry Month.

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Students Get Involved in Current Events through Project-Based Learning
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Students Learn to Make a Difference

When parents and educators pulled together to start this East Oakland school, their mission wasn't just to reinvigorate education; it was to change lives.

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Seven Tech Integration Lesson Plans: Let the Voting Begin!

Seven great tech integration lesson plans. Vote for your favorite; the winner gets to donate Steven Johnson's new book Digital Tools for Learning to a deserving colleague.

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