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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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Travel Journals: Student-Created Textbooks

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The Gift of Being a Dyslexic Teacher

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Common Core in Action: Using Digital Storytelling Tools in the ELA Classroom

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A Wounded Lover of Writing Prompts

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NaNoWriMo: An #EduAwesome Project for Your #BestYearEver

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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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Resources and Downloads for Collaborative Learning

Educators from The College Preparatory School in Oakland, California, have provided these resources and tools for collaborative learning.

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Research Supports Collaborative Learning

Collaborative math and discussion-based English help to promote deeper learning, critical thinking, and community at The College Preparatory School in Oakland, California.

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Four Things All Educators Should Understand About the Dyslexic Brain

Patrick Wilson, CEO of The Tutor Crowd, presents four basic points that all educators should understand before working with a dyslexic student.

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What I Write: National Day on Writing

Writer and teacher Steve J Moore shares his path to becoming a writer, and some tips for becoming a better writing teacher.

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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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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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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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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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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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Udio: A Technology-Rich Literacy Experience for Students with Reading Disabilities

Guest blogger Ted Hasselbring, a research professor in Special Education at Vanderbilt University, introduces Udio, an online environment designed to engage and support middle school students who face literacy challenges.

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How to Bring Screenwriting into the Classroom

A high school teacher shares her tips and free resources for engaging students with scriptwriting.

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