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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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Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing

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Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters

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Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets Written Content

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The Back-to-School A to Z Reading Challenge

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Travel Journals: Student-Created Textbooks

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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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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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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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Using Literature the First Weeks of School

Use short stories to build community at the start of the year -- and excite your new students about learning.

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Letting Go in the Classroom

Constructivist teaching allows the teacher to be a learner side-by-side with students, and often also yields greater academic results.

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Planning for Engagement: 6 Strategies for the Year

High school humanities teacher Joshua Block shares the six strategies he's using this year to engage his students more deeply in their learning.

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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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New York Children Take a Google Lit Trip

An online tool lets kids travel virtually on a historical train ride.

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