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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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Want to Take Over My Class? Be My Guest!

With the guest journal exercise, a literary show-and-tell taps into students' passions, gives them agency, and helps develop their thinking on a variety of subjects.

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Want to Take Over My Class? Be My Guest!

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Travel Journals: Student-Created Textbooks

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The Gift of Being a Dyslexic Teacher

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Let the Kid Write!

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Travel Journals: Student-Created Textbooks

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Technology Integration Research Review: Evidence-Based Programs by Subject

Technology integration is a broad umbrella; applications and strategies vary by academic discipline. Edutopia's research analyst reviews subject-specific research and recommends programs for each.

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Weaving Debate into the Writing Process

Guest blogger Ashley Prophet describes how collaborative writing exercises can benefit from the debate process.

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Two Questions for Penny Kittle: On Teacher Burnout and Motivating Teenage Writers

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley has nothing but praise and admiration for high school teacher, literacy coach and author Penny Kittle.

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Parent Involvement in Early Literacy

Erika Burton explains how parents can create the stepping stones toward literacy for their preK children.

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Down the Rabbit Hole of Educational Reform

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips guides us through a crazy, nonsensical dream of his trip through the Wonderland of Educational Reform. But what if it's not really a dream . . . ?

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Student Team Members Weigh In on Each Other’s Work

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron outlines how her language arts, middle school students hold each other accountable when working in groups.

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Winter Reading: What's on Your Bedside Table?

Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar is looking forward to some quality reading time over the holidays, and here's where her 3500 pages of text will take her.

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16 Resources for National Poetry Month

Guest Blogger Marc Anderson, a tech-based ELL specialist, gives us an online tour of 16 favorite resources for teaching poetry in the classroom, with offerings from internationally acclaimed poets, student poets, and everything in between.

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Integrating Daily Poetry in the Classroom: 5 Tools to Support Your Efforts

Guest blogger Brett Vogelsinger shares five of the tools he's used to integrate daily poetry into his ninth grade English class, including strategies from Billy Collins, Garrison Keillor and a refrigerator magnet app.

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PBL: What Does It Take for a Project to Be "Authentic"?

John Larmer of the Buck Institute for Education looks at the criteria determining whether or not project based learning is authentic, and how important this distinction might be.

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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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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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March Madness Meets AP Lit

Guest blogger Brian Sztabnik uses the NCAA bracketing model to whip his AP Lit class into a literature-embracing frenzy as they rank their votes to determine the best poem or novel they've read all year.

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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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