Teaching English Language Arts

Middle and High School Language Arts

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Nov'13

Conference on English Leadership 2013

Leadership Conference Looking forward to meeting you in Boston, MA at the 2013 Conference on English Leadership next week, November …

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Nov'13

Physically Feeling Poetry

Understanding Mood and Rhythmic Devices A few strategies that both middle school and high school students find interesting follow. One …

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Oct'13

Using Internet for Research

Researching Internet An internet info lesson that proved to be an eye-opening experience for my students was one on internet …

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Oct'13

Writing Convincing Arguments

Writing Convincing Arguments* “You cannot convince a confused person, so keep things tidy and ordered.” Reading Critically “When you read, …

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Oct'13

TED Talks for Speech Classes

TED Talks for Speech Classes Check out this thread of conversations on the English Companion Ning about video to incorporate into instruction …

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Oct'13

Vocabulary Resources

Vocabulary – Key to Academic Success Critical Words for Common Core – Understanding for Assessments – Often it is not …

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Sep'13

Peer Feedback – Problem/Solution

Peer Feedback – Problem/Solution Students can be  better prepared to present for class or submit for grading speeches and essays …

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Sep'13

Code Switching and Blending

Which English? Switch or Blend? Students sometimes ask why English Language Arts teachers spend so much time on grammar.  Here …

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Sep'13

Writing – Reflection, Responses and Grades

Student Feedback  You’ll hear lots of great ideas from colleagues near and far. Here are some to add to those …

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Sep'13

COLORS, ARRANGEMENT AND STORIES

Critical Thinking in Colors and Shapes Colors and arrangements can be used evoke different moods, different personalities, and different feelings. …

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