English-Language Arts

English Language Arts:

  • Dade County Reciprocal Teaching Resources. These lesson plan resources from Project WebSIGHT in Dade County, Florida offer a variety of supports for implementing reciprocal teaching, including lesson plans at the elementary and middle school levels.
  • Electronic Books and Online Resources: Explore online reading including interactive stories, articles, and books. Involve readers in writing stories including adding to stories, writing new endings, creating illustrations, and facilitating discussions.
  • The Poetry Archive has an extensive collection of poets reading their own work. You can enjoy listening to the voices of contemporary English-language poets and of poets from the past. There are activities and materials specifically designed for teachers and for children.
  • Read about Strategy Instruction Goes Digital: Two Teachers’ Perspectives on Digital Texts with Embedded Learning Supports.
  • This Reading Online interview features two middle school teachers who have used CAST’s universally-designed digital novels with embedded strategy instruction, text-to-speech capability, and multi-media glossary supports to improve their students’ reading comprehension and engagement. They share teaching strategies and examples of student work.
  • ReadWriteThink website is a partnership of the International Reading Association (IRA), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and the MarcoPolo Education Foundation to provide educators and students with access to free-of-charge content regarding best practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction.
  • Strategy Instruction Assessments and Lesson Plans. These materials, from CAST’s Strategic Learning Editions Project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education, support teachers and students in using strategy instruction in the classroom.
  • The Reading Matrix database of products and evidence select one of the six purposes of technology that support reading for students with reading disabilities.
  • Writers’ Window is a site for school aged young writers – aged from 5 to 18 – to publish their writing.
  • SEEC: Supporting, Engaging and Enhancing Comprehension for Students in High School Toolkit provides high-school educators with strategies, procedures, activities, and resources informed by Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles for increasing reading proficiency in subject area content.
  • TeachingBooks.net Author Name Pronunciation Guide (free database of audio clips of children’s authors and illustrators pronouncing their names)
  • This resource will aid teachers in locating exciting, substantive, and memorable exercises for students from Kindergarten to Middle School. You will also find additional resources that explain the theory and principles of Language Arts, as well as extensive resources that will link you to other teachers, lesson plans, and innovative ideas to make language arts come alive in the classroom. Source: http://www.guidetoonlineschools.com/

ELA Videos

Digital Books


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