Watching debates in a public speaking class provides ample learning opportunities. Students can watch well-prepared, practiced speakers. Y..
Including grammar at your school – a new part of the ELA curriculum? If grammar instruction is new to the curriculum, you may face backlas..
Teacher holiday tags are here!
Every year, I encourage my own children to make holiday gifts for grandparents, friends, and teachers. L..
Teachers… know things about education standards. Even though the *new* common core standards were launched in 2009 (six years ago), they..
Welcome to the ELA bloggers Cyber Monday blog-hop!
I commented on my Facebook page that I was thankful for the community here at the La..
The setting of a novel or short story is important, but sometimes students mistakenly ignore the setting if it doesn’t grab them. For inst..
Blogging through the school year may be a goal for teachers, but can prove to be a tough achievement.
Why? Just kidding. We know why. T..
Nonfiction articles, nonfiction resources, nonfiction standards, finding relative nonfiction:
nonfiction is in vogue for ELA classrooms..
November is here, and schools have closed the first quarter in the USA. The calendar break allows teachers to segue with changes in the cl..
Celebrating fall holidays with older students requires a balancing act – like so much of teaching.
As a teacher, you want students to e..