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Best ELA Teacher Resources for Teaching English Language Arts

Top English Teacher Aids for English Classrooms

Teaching English is no small task. Students must learn to read, write, speak, listen, and use language effectively in a variety of content areas. English Language Arts (ELA) encompasses grammar, vocabulary, composition, and research. Having the right ELA teaching aids and resources in your classroom helps ELA teachers achieve their goals. In this post, you’ll find a list of the most popular ELA teaching resources available online including downloadable thematic units, classroom posters, and other fun activities for teaching English Language Arts.

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ELA Teaching Resources

Reading Workshop for the Secondary Classroom

Reading Workshop for the Secondary Classroom

Make Differentiation the Foundation of Your Classroom

Transition to the reading workshop method TODAY using the Reading Workshop for the Secondary Classroom curriculum. The six included units—complete with lessons, handouts, and activities—provide you with everything you need to teach the literary concepts and reading strategies required by the standards. All lessons universally apply to any book your students may choose to read.

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SEL in the ELA Classroom Book

SEL in the ELA Classroom Book

60 Activities to Teach the Whole Child and Common Core

Effortlessly establish a positive classroom culture by integrating social and emotional learning into your instruction. CCSS-aligned activities can be incorporated into existing curricula or used as anchor assessments. Each assignment includes lesson plan details with a description of the activity and its purpose, as well as suggested uses and modifications.

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Creative Writing with Literary Terms, Writing Process, and Writing Style Activity Books Set

Creative Writing with Literary Terms, Writing Process, and Writing Style Activity Books Set

Creative Writing with Literary Terms, Writing Style, and Writing Process Set

Help students become better, stronger writers using this set of writing books! Set includes one of each of the following: Creative Writing with Literary Terms, Writing Process, and Writing Style.

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Online Scavenger Hunt Games for English Class Book

Online Scavenger Hunt Games for English Class Book

400+ Scavenger Hunts—Online Activities!

“What is the setting of the play Hamlet?”

“This poet is the only one to win four Pulitzer Prizes for Arts and Letters. Who is he?”

Students use their computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone to find the answers to these questions and many more. Includes enrichment projects that encourage your students to be creative while using information from some of the games played.

Sections include:

  • Literature
  • Authors
  • Language
  • Answer Key

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Romeo and Juliet Red Reader

Romeo and Juliet Red Reader

Informative Outrageous Annotations! The Best Way to Teach Literature!

When lovely Juliet refers to “thy suit” in Act II of this classic, she isn’t describing Romeo’s clothing. In fact, she’s talking about Romeo’s love for her. Imagine that your students could miss this subtle, yet profound detail! Consider how Shakespeare’s play has endured over time, getting updates in modern versions such as the film, West Side Story. That’s the same relevancy you will notice among the notes in this upbeat and humorous annotated version. Includes scene summaries, synopses, and notes for the reader.

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Info Text Tic-Tac-Toe for High School

Info Text Tic-Tac-Toe for High School

Info Text Tic-Tac-Toe Provides Differentiated Comprehension, Writing, and Presentation and Structure Activities for ANY Informational Text!

Total of 50 activities spanning 35 Tic-Tac-Toe cards excite every student and work with any nonfiction text. Many activities within each differentiated level repeat, but no two cards are the same. Set includes enough cards for oversized classes. Info Text Tic-Tac-Toe is perfect for energizing your informational text unit. 

Info Text Tic-Tac-Toe provides differentiation three ways:

  • Readiness: Three color-coded levels of difficulty
  • Interest: Students choose which three adjacent activities to complete.

Learning Preference: Activities include a variety of learning styles.

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TAP Cards: Literary Text Card Set for High School

TAP Cards: Literary Text Card Set for High School

TAP Cards Press Your Students to Engage Deeply with Literary Text

Students can no longer read passively once they are assigned evidence-based Text Analysis Prompt Cards, or TAP Cards for short. The classroom application has countless possibilities because these prompts require close reading, analysis, and evidence. Each set includes 34 easy to mid-level prompts and 34 higher-level prompts—68 prompts in all.

Aligned to Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

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ELA Classroom Posters and Decorations

Great Essay Writing Checklist Poster

Great Essay Writing Checklist Poster

Essay Writing Is a Breeze Using This Checklist!

  • Asks the questions the students should answer to write a great essay.
  • Tips and tricks to help kids succeed.
  • Aligns to Common Core Standards

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Diversity in Literature Poster Set

Diversity in Literature Poster Set

Multiculturalism in the Classroom!

Downloadable Activity Packet with Enrichment Activities Also Available

Aligns to Common Core Standards
Have you met Rumi? Your students will know more about the world of literature after reading these posters on your classroom wall. Four posters each feature five authors, a list of their notable works, and a short biography.

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Show It, Support It, Prove It! Skinny Poster

Show It, Support It, Prove It! Skinny Poster

Question and statement prompts show students how to easily cite their evidence for claims.

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Composition of a Strong Argument Skinny Poster

Composition of a Strong Argument Skinny Poster

The Claim Is Just the Beginning

Show students how to develop and organize strong arguments with this classroom reference poster.

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Win the Response RACES Skinny Poster

Win the Response RACES Skinny Poster

Give Students a Winning Strategy for Every Type of Response

Students will recite this easy to recall acronym while they take their SATs.

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100+ Transitions Poster

100+ Transitions Poster

100+ Transitions Poster

A handy reference poster featuring over 100 transitions, along with when to use them!

  • Helps students to remember to use smooth transitions in their writing.    
  • Includes over 100 transitions, along with quick tips for usage.
  • Aligns to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

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Phrases Coined or Popularized by Shakespeare Poster

Phrases Coined or Popularized by Shakespeare Poster

Display Some of Shakespeare’s Most Famous Quotes and Phrases

Believe it or not, you have quoted Shakespeare!

You have probably quoted Shakespeare thousands of times without even knowing it. The Bard contributed more phrases to the English language than any other person, and most of them are still in use today. You’ll recognize most of them in this fun-to-read poster.

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