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Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in English language arts.

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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.
    Cecilia Cabrera Martirena
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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.
  • How Multisensory Activities Enhance Reading Skills

    Reading lessons can involve more than just our eyes and ears. Here’s how you can promote reading skills using all five senses.
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  • Rekindling a Sense of Connection in the New School Year

    Activities middle and high school English teachers can use to emphasize community and collaboration as the school year begins.
  • A young boy in a large-striped red and blue polar shirt is sitting at his desk with his head down in a book.

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • a row of colored pencils

    50 Writing Prompts for All Grade Levels

    Sometimes students need a little push to activate their imaginations.
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  • Group of elementary students reading books on a rug and chairs in their classroom

    An Asset-Based Approach to Supporting English Learners’ Reading Skills

    A look at what English learners need in order to develop the skills and motivation to improve their ability to read in English.
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  • Capturing Covid Learning Through Poetry: Things I Learned This Year

    An assignment that focuses on learning gains rather than losses can get the new year off to a good start.
    332
  • A 3-Step Strategy to Build Students’ Reading Fluency

    Young readers learn how to self-direct when they read in pairs, read the same text repeatedly, and use fluency trackers.
  • 3 Alternatives to Reading Logs

    3 Alternatives to Reading Logs

    Teacher-tested ideas to keep reading homework from feeling like a chore.
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  • Two elementary school students sitting down and reading books

    If We Want Bookworms, We Need to Get Beyond Leveled Reading

    When it comes to nurturing kids’ love of reading, research suggests variety, choice—and encouragement to stretch—can make a difference.
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