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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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Online Poetry Resources

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns shares five websites that feature grade-specific lessons for teaching poetry, plus resources for learning about poets and even an app for helping students memorize written verse.

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Project-Based Learning and the Common Core: Resource Roundup

Edutopia's curated compilation of online resources for aligning project-based learning with the Common Core State Standards.

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Modeling Close Reading for Future Teachers: Professional Resources

Concluding her three-part series about supporting preservice ELA teachers with videos, guest blogger Dr. Janice Dole lists the professional websites that are her go-to resources on word generation, explicit instruction, graphic organizers and text...

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Modeling Close Reading for Future Teachers: ELA Videos and Webinars

In the second of three parts, guest blogger Dr. Janice Dole shares the videos she uses to help preservice teachers grasp the nuances of instructing students how to master close reading.

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Modeling Close Reading for Future Teachers: Why Video Works

Guest blogger Dr. Janice Dole, a reading and literacy methods instructor, presents her experiences with video in effectively training preservice teachers how to instruct students in the critical skill of close reading.

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(Re)Creating Poets: How to Teach Poetry in the Classroom

Edutopia blogger Joshua Block begins with the idea that everyone is born a poet, and goes on to offer four strategies and a handful of resources to bring out the poet in every student.

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English-Language Learners and Academic Language

Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski explain how English-language learners must develop academic language proficiency as well as communicative competence, and provide a lesson plan they have used successfully with their ELL students.

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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

English teacher and connected educator Michelle Lampinen shows how weekly blogging assignments can transform a high school classroom into a community of enthusiastic writers.

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Teachers Shake Up Shakespeare with Digital Media

Rap and film bring the Bard's characters to life for high school students.

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The Brain-Based Benefits of Writing for Math and Science Learning

Writing enhances executive functioning in the brain, making it an important component of math and science curriculum.

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Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters

Teachers, by their nature, are storytellers. You can improve this skillset with seven steps for engaging younger students through narrative.

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Read With Me: 5 Tips to Foster a Love for Reading

Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs shares her enthusiasm for reading with five tried-and-true suggestions for developing a lifelong book habit in young readers who may or may not have discovered the magic of the printed page.

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6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns, recognizing that written storytelling doesn't come easily to every child, has hunted down six iPad apps that will bring fun and creative challenge to learning this essential real-world skill.

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Redefining the Writing Process with iPads

Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher introduces the concept of Writing 3.0, which is what happens when we redefine the writing process with iPads.

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