Category Archives: ELA
April 23rd is the 449th birthday of William Shakespeare! Shakespeare’s works have made him one of the most studied, researched, and popular writers of the last thousand years. Some of his most well-known works are in form of an English Sonnet, which contains a specific rhyme scheme. (a,b,a,b,c,d,c,d,e,e)
In honor of William Shakespeare, … Read more
This month the Teqsplorers travel to the Galagapos Islands to collect evidence of natural selection and to analyze “inherit the wind”. You can join the Teqsplorers and download interactive lessons on these topics for SMART Notebook, RM Easiteach, and ActivInspire from our Educator Resource Center.
Natural Selection, for high school students is directly … Read more
The development of early reading skills is fundamental to future academic success. Footsteps2Brilliance supports early reading success through a curriculum designed around the use of 18 ebooks. Because these books are accessible from any computer or using the iPhone/iPod/iPad app, students can work with the books both in school and at home which is a … Read more
We do research every day. Whether we’re writing a term paper or an essay for school, trying to decide which car to buy, or leafing through the ads in the Sunday paper to find the best bargains – we’re doing research. In the past, we could get by with just a few books or encyclopedias … Read more
As an ELA teacher, I am always on the look out for resources to make understanding the Common Core Standards easier.
Lauren Tarshis, an editor with Scholastic Storyworks, has created a cheat sheet with 10 Things to Know About Common Core Standards for ELA. This helpful guide outlines the ways that she thinks the … Read more
Skratch is an engaging interactive site where students can add the books they have read and complete a short book report. The book report prompts students to identify favorite characters, new vocabulary, their … Read more