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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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  • Middle school classroom with teacher and students and laptops

    A Month-to-Month Guide to Interdisciplinary Instruction

    Teacher collaboration across disciplines provides middle school students with work that reinforces learning and develops their research and writing skills.
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    Teaching Writing Through Landscape Paintings

    When students focus on what they can see, hear, touch, taste, and smell in a work of art, their imaginations—and their essay-writing skills—take flight.
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    Which Reading Strategies to Try, and Which to Ditch

    Research shows that some popular activities for reading instruction don’t actually result in more fluent readers—so we rounded up the most classroom-worthy ones.
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    Teaching ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’

    The open letter by Martin Luther King Jr. is an excellent resource for teaching persuasive writing and much more.
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    What Doesn’t Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon

    The number one concern that I hear from educators is lack of time, particularly lack of instructional time with students. Although we can't entirely solve the time problem, we can mitigate it by carefully analyzing our use of class time.
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    How to Set Up Authentic Assignments in High School English

    Assignments that align with standards and hone students’ critical thinking skills can boost their engagement in learning.
  • 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.
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  • High school student reading a book while sitting at her desk in a classroom

    Even Older Kids Should Have Time to Read in Class

    If the goal is to develop lifelong readers, students need time in class to practice—and learn to enjoy—reading.
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  • 3 Essential Tools to Foster Students’ Oracy Skills in the Early Grades

    Teachers can help young learners develop their oral language skills with a few simple efforts prioritize to speaking and listening in class.
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  • No One Starts Out Awesome: Advice for New Teachers

    There is no single strategy for success. But positivity, flexibility, a desire to keep improving, and empathy will help along the way.
    995
  • 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.
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    A Simple Way to Encourage Students to Read More Broadly

    When students experiment with ways of classifying books beyond reading levels, they may feel liberated from strict ideas about what they should be reading.
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    Short, authentic writing tasks can encourage high school students to compose richer long pieces.
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