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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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NaNoWriMo: An #EduAwesome Project for Your #BestYearEver

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A Lesson About Cesar Chavez and Civil Rights

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Android Apps: Math, ELA and Video Streaming

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns, recognizing that not all mobile users have iPhones, focuses on attention-grabbing Android apps for elementary and middle grades math and ELA, along with resources for streaming quality video content.

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8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley explains how academic language differs from social language and offers eight specific strategies for teaching the vocabulary that students require to succeed in the Common Core and on the SAT.

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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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Projects to Engage Middle School Readers

Edutopia blogger Beth Holland turns to apps that can engage middle school readers in a deeper understanding of narrative elements, character study and author intent.

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Does Spelling Count?

Guest blogger Shira Loewenstein, asked by her students whether spelling counts, comes back with a fascinating question of her own: why is the continuum of learning broken down into a handful of unrelated subjects?

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Writing Superhero Conclusions with the Phantom Endings Exercise

Guest Blogger Caroline Trull introduces phantom endings, an ELA compositional exercise that teaches students how a concluding paragraph works and how to write one.

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Creating a Custom Reading Experience with Mobile Devices

Edutopia blogger Beth Holland asks three questions that will guide you toward creating a custom reading experience with mobile devices.

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Five Tips for Getting the ESL Student Talking

Marc Anderson, co-founder and CEO of TalktoCanada.com, offers five strategies for engaging English-language learners.

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Five Ways to Empower Students

Teacher, student and blogger Adora Svitak explains how teachers can give students a more empowering role in their own education.

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K-5 iPad Apps for Evaluating (Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, Part 5)

An elementary library media specialist reviews apps along the revised Bloom's taxonomy. Apps for evaluating Evaluation are reviewed in this fifth post of a six-part series.

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Stirring Students to Ask Tougher Questions

According to middle school teacher, Heather Wolpert-Gawron, teaching Costa's Levels of Questioning can result in students creating their own assessments.

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Beyond the Book: Infographics of Students' Reading History

Teacher, blogger and book evangelist Sarah Gross describes how, by introducing her students to infographics and applying this medium to their own reading history, she inspired them to fall in love with books

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Travel Journals: Student-Created Textbooks

Each student at Normal Park Museum Magnet School creates a unique “travel journal” to explore the themes of science and social studies units.

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A Web 2.0 Class: Students Learn 21st Century Skills, Collaboration, and Digital Citizenship

A web 2.0 class crosses geographical boundaries to teach information literacy: 21st century skills, collaboration and digital citizenship.

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