Key Learning Area

English

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WEBSITES

ENGLISH TEACHER GURU

TEACHING ENGLISH (BBC) - UK

 

 

ARTICLES - General

Developing the Draft, the #1st 5days of Learning by Starr Sackstein (Education Week Teacher). 

Research Says / Teach Critical Thinking to Teach Writing by Bryan Goodwin (ASCD Educational Leadership)

 

 

BASIC GRAMMAR

Subject-Verb Agreement (COMMENT)

 

 

DEBATING

Making the Case for Teaching Students to Debate by Paul Deards (Education Week). Debate should be an important part of the curriculum, including at the middle and even the elementary level, writes educator Paul Deards.

 

 

DRAMA

SHAKESPEARE

Shakespeare and Superheroes: A Creative Approach to Performance Assessment by Sarah Goodis-Orenstein (Education Week Teacher)

 

THEATER

Learning from Live Theater. Students realize gains in knowledge, tolerance, and more by Jay P. Greene, Collin Hitt, Anne Kraybill and Cari A. Bogulski (Education Next). Field trips that focus on cultural enrichment can make a positive difference in education, according to recent research. This article details the effects of such field trips, particularly those in which students were exposed to live theater. Researchers found that the trips helped introduce academic content and improve students' social and emotional skills. 

 

 

ESSAY WRITING

Essay Tips (The Last Romantics)

 

 

FICTION

Fiction Teaches Students Empathy, Research Shows by Kristie Chua (Education Week). Children can learn empathy through reading fiction and identifying with characters in a story, a new study concludes.

Who Gets To Write Fiction? A Response to Walter Dean Myers & Chris Myers by Ariel Sacks (CTQ)

 

 

FLIPPED LEARNING

Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs by Brian Sztabnik (Edutopia). Advanced Placement English teacher Brian Sztabnik describes how he flipped his classroom by allowing students to have more freedom about what they read and time to read in class. In this blog post, Sztabnik writes that book choice and blogs was a revolution for his class and "created a contagious atmosphere of passionate readers." 

 

 

PERSUASIVE WRITING

'For the Sake of Argument: Writing Persuasively to Craft Short, Evidence-Based Editorials' by Michael Gonchar (The Learning Network).

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

See for yourself: How Forest Grove students are using iPads to create content by George Rede (Oregon Live)

 

 

WIDE READING

Engaging Students in Wide Reading (English Teacher Guru)

 

 

WRITING SKILLS

10 Surefire Ideas to Remove Writing Roadblocks by Regie Routman (MiddleWeb). Teaching students how to write can transform their academic -- and personal -- lives by helping them gain confidence in their abilities and critical-thinking skills, educator and author Regie Routman writes. In this article, she shares 10 teaching strategies to improve students' writing, such as providing an audience, demonstrating the writing process in class and sharing personal struggles with writing. 

Creating a Community of Writers in the Classroom by Annette Christiansen (Education Week). Teacher Annette Christiansen offers some tips to help students develop as effective writers in the classroom, including emphasis on a variety of writing experiences. 

Improve Your Writing (University of Bristol).This is an interactive site used to hone writing skills.

 

 

 

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