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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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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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3 Digital Reading Challenges for Summer

To better understand students' relationship with digital reading, consider these three summer challenges for yourself: academic reading via browser, PDF, and eBook.

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7 Great E-Books for Summer Reading on iPads

To engage young readers over the summer, hand them an iPad and loaded with eBooks. Monica Burns reviews seven of the many reading apps available.

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How to Design Projects Around Common Core Standards

A middle-school language arts teacher takes us through her step-by-step process for designing project-based units that are Common Core aligned.

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Stopping the Summer Slide in English Language Arts

Edutopia blogger Terry Heick suggests eight ways for teachers to prevent summer learning loss in the English language arts, including library dates, digital book clubs, and student blogs about topics that matter to them.

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To Teach Effective Writing, Model Effective Writing

Edutopia blogger David Cutler believes that the best writing teachers model writing for their students. He suggests six strategies, including continuing to hone your own craft and demonstrating the value of sharing finished work.

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Avoiding the Summer Slide in Reading and Writing

Edutopia blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron proposes ways to beat learning loss this summer such as creating an online forum where students post book reviews.

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Reading with Pictures: Serious Learning Through Comics

Edutopia blogger David Cutler shares his conversation with Josh Elder, creator of Reading With Pictures, about using comics as a strategy for engaging students to construct meaning while interacting with the pictures and text.

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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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Summer Reading for Educators: My Favorites

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips offers us his go-to list of what educators should be reading this summer.

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The Writing Workshop: A Valuable Tool for Differentiation and Formative Assessment (Guest Blog)

The writing workshop is a valuable framework in which differentiated instruction, formative assessment, and composition theory can develop students' critical literacy. (Guest blogger: Jennifer Sharpe)

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Five Reasons Why We Need Poetry in Schools

Blogger Elena Aguilar explains why poetry, and literature, play crucial curricular roles in our schools.

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3 Strategies to Improve Student Writing Instantly

Guest blogger Ali Parrish, educator and ed tech consultant, provides three strategies, low-tech and high-tech, for breaking through students' brain freeze when faced with the dilemma of what to write.

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K-5 iPad Apps According to Bloom's Taxonomy

An elementary library media specialist reviews iPad apps as they map to an updated version of Bloom's Taxonomy in this six-part series.

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Common Core in Action: Writing for an Audience

Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber provides meaningful writing tasks for all grade levels that are aligned to the Common Core.

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