Best ELA Teacher Resources for Teaching English Language ArtsTop English Teacher Aids for English ClassroomsTeaching 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 … Read More
California Governor Signs Bill Allowing College Athletes to Profit from Endorsements
September 30, 2019Colin DwyerNPRLexile: 1400L—1500L In a move that puts California on a collision course with the NCAA, Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill effectively allowing college athletes in the state to earn compensation for the use of their likeness, sign endorsement deals and hire agents to represent them. The governor signed the measure in a segment released Monday … Read More
Will D.C. Become the 51st State? Advocates Argue Case in Congress with Boost from Democrats
September 19, 2019Nicholas WuUSA TodayLexile: 1100L–1200L WASHINGTON—Legislation under consideration in the House of Representatives could make Washington, D.C., the 51st state. The bill, aptly named “H.R. 51,” was debated Thursday morning before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform in the first House hearing on statehood since 1993. The district’s single nonvoting member of Congress, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat, sponsors the … Read More
Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube Are Cracking Down on Fake Vaccine News
Facebook is changing how users see vaccine content—part of an ongoing effort by social platforms to correct, block, and minimize vaccine misinformation amid a record measles outbreak.
Why Ricky Martin Is Unapologetically a Part of My Classroom
Wait—before you assume that’s just plain weird and click on a story with more educational value, at least hear me out.
Concept Attainment—The ELL Way
April 18, 2019Maria Lee One of my favorite strategies to use with English Language Learning (ELL) students is Concept Attainment. This strategy helps ELLs connect prior knowledge with new concepts. The Concept Attainment strategy is based on Jerome Bruner’s research into a psychological process called Concept Formation. In order for humans to cope with their diverse environment, people group information … Read More
To Read Shakespeare or Not to Read Shakespeare—That Is the Question I Am Not Sure We Can Answer
Do you remember reading your first Shakespeare play? For many of us (and our students), the first of the Bard’s words were, “Two households, both alike in dignity, / In fair Verona, where we lay our scene.” I don’t know about you, but those opening words of Romeo and Juliet’s prologue conjure a lot of memories of my own experience as a student … Read More
Lit With Liz | American Street
American Street just sounds like the perfect symbolic name for a book whose main character is an immigrant. Right? American dream on American street? Sounds pretty perfect.
Fighting Senioritis: The Joys of Teaching 12th Graders
Senioritis, according to anyone who’s ever been one, is when motivation and effort levels flat line, usually during senior year, resulting in tardiness, absences, and poor grades.
ELA Monthly Digest
Dystopia Is Everywhere While the dystopian genre has been around for a long time, it has seen a surge in popularity over the past decade, which you’ve probably noticed. It would be hard to miss that bookshelves are filling up with dystopian literature and that almost every other movie or TV show on Netflix focuses on the end of the … Read More
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