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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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  • Promoting a Love of Reading—Without Reading Logs

    Instead of measuring minutes or pages, these strategies guide students to see reading as an enjoyable activity.
    Kasey Short
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  • Small Wins Can Add Up to Big Results in Middle School

    Teachers can help prepare students for success by setting them up for small wins that build anticipation of future achievement.
  • 25 Essential High School Reads From the Last Decade

    We asked members of our community to share recently published novels they would love to have read in high school. Here are your top picks.
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  • Squats, Lunges, and Phonemes

    Adding movement to reading lessons reinforces key concepts and helps fidgety students concentrate.
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  • 4 Elementary School Strategies That Work in High School

    Teachers can cultivate a positive learning environment by adapting pedagogical strategies that are familiar to students.
    188
  • When Reading Logs Backfire, What Can Teachers Do Instead?

    To create life-long readers, ditch quotas, calendars, and logs—and replace them with strategies that get students talking about books and keeping track of the joy they experience reading.
    1.8k
  • Exercises That Help Students Focus on Reading

    An occupational therapist shares movement breaks and simple tools that help elementary students focus on the written word.
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  • 4 Reading Strategies to Retire This Year (Plus 6 to Try Out!)

    A look at a few popular literacy practices that shouldn’t make the cut—along with fresh strategies that experienced teachers and literacy experts recommend instead.
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  • Giving Students Choice in the Classroom Increases Engagement

    When her students asked about tornadoes during a unit on weather, this teacher saw clearly how student engagement enhances learning.
    392
  • Middle school students reading in class

    5 Ways to Support Students Who Struggle With Reading Comprehension

    These strategies can help students who are able to decode well but have difficulty understanding what they read—and they’re beneficial for all students.
    40k
  • Rethinking How We Teach Reading in Elementary School

    To become better readers, Natalie Wexler says, students should grapple with abundant, high-caliber texts in the elementary grades—not just skills and strategies.
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  • Discussion Protocols That Engage All Students

    Class discussions work best when everyone participates, and these strategies for grades 6 to 12 help ensure that happens.
    696
  • A teacher reading aloud to his middle school students

    Reading Aloud to Middle School Students

    Hearing books read aloud benefits older students, enhancing language arts instruction and building a community of readers.
    43.3k
  • High School Students Thrive When Given Choices in English Class

    ELA teachers can engage students by encouraging them to challenge themselves and discover the joy of learning.
    2.4k
  • A Stunning Educational Video Game Brings Students Inside Thoreau’s ‘Walden’

    High school students can explore core ideas like self-reliance and civil disobedience as they read ‘Walden’ and engage in the game.
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