ELA Links

21 Digital Tools To Build Vocabulary

Tech Literacy:  Making it Relevant Through Content Literacy

How Important is Teaching Literacy in all Content Areas?

3 Keys to Teaching Kids to Write

Teaching Reading and Writing with Newspapers

Big Fat Notebook

9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons

5 Olympic Activities that Integrate Core Subjects

15 Great Websites for Elementary Educators

K-8 Online learning websites

Phonological Awareness is Child's Play

Checks for Understanding

Formative Assessment That Truly Informs Instruction

20 Vocabulary Lesson Ideas

Formative Assessment Ideas

Giving Constructive Feedback

Marzano's 6 Step Process to Teaching Vocabulary

Ten Great Activities Using Newspapers

Teaching Students to Cite Evidence

Citing Evidence

Cloze Reading to build Fluency

Let's Make a D.O.K.! A Game show Approach of Developing Questions

Viewing Comprehension Strategies:  Watching Videos Like You Read A Book

Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays

15 Great Websites for Free Audiobooks

RAFT Writing lessons

Understanding By Design Framework

Graphic Organizers

Close Reading

Guiding Questions for Author's Point of View

4 Questioning Strategies for Effective and Thoughtful Teaching

20 Simple Assessment Ideas

25 Reading Strategies That Work in Every Content Area

10 Dos and Don'ts for Teaching Vocabulary

5 Ways to Help Students Ask Better Questions

50 Questions to Help Students Think About What They Think

600 Ways to Say Common Things-Improving Vocabulary

5 Expert Tips to Boost Young Students’ Reading Skills … Using Science and Math!

How to avoid formulaic writing

Building Deeper Readers and Writers

Engaging Readers

How To Use The Text Reduction Strategy To Improve Reading Comprehension

Instead Of A Book Report, My Students ‘Wrote’ A Video

21 Digital Tools To Build Vocabulary

3 Tips For Teaching Close Reading

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

18 Books to Read if you love "The Giver"

The Rarity of Engaged Reading

6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills

Alphablocks:  26 Strategies for Always-On Learning

22 Powerful Closure Activities

Student-Led Writing: How & Why I Let Students Lead The Writing Process

How Audiobooks Can Help Kids Who Struggle with Reading

10 Dos & Don’ts For Teaching Vocabulary In Any Content Area

Road Tested / Five Ways to Strengthen Student Questioning

Literacy Through Photography


Twitter Exit Slips Video

What is text? Video

I do, We do, You do...Scaffolding Reading Comprehension

Phonological Awareness and Phonemic Awareness

Writing Higher Order Questions in Reading

Citing Evidence

Citing Textual Evidence

Writing to Learn Video

Top 6 Comprehension Strategies

WatchKnowLearn-Free Educational Videos

The Writing Process

Teaching Citing Evidence

Using Cornell Notes

Teaching Theme Analysis

Comic Master - Create your own Graphic Novel

Reading Environmental Print

Explicit Vocabulary Teaching Strategies

Writing Diamond

The Writing Process for Successful Writers

Writing Conferences

Analyze Student Work to Inform Instruction

Student Surveys: Using Student Voice to Improve Teaching and Learning

Writing to Learn, not Learning to Write

Creating a Culture of Reading

Bookmaking Across Subjects

Exit Tickets:  Checking for Understanding

Using Games for Assessment

Small Group Work with "I Choose"