We chat on various Tuesday evenings at 7pm CST
Check below for schedule and topics.
All Things Reading, Writing, & Language Arts
Upcoming Chat Schedule:
April 5th with @SHKrajewski
Interested in hosting a future Tuesday #ELAchat?
Have an ELA topic for suggestion?
Contact @bhomel1 or @JoyKirr
2016 Chat Archives:
Independent Reading with @KristinRunyon
February 9th - Centers in ELA with @misslifesaver
#WholeNovels Chat with @Ariel Sacks
Check out Ariel’s Book: Whole Novels For the Whole Class
January 3, 2016 - Archive
Sharing our Best Lessons! In honor of Best Lessons Series: Literature
Hosted by @TalksWTeachers
#ELAchat held 1st & last Tuesdays each month 7pm CST
Interested in hosting a future #elachat discussion? Contact @bhomel1 or @JoyKirr!
Date TBD: Encouraging Students to Be Authors @JMVarnerBooks moderating
Writing and Google Apps @mac_ker1 moderating
Setting Challenges for Ourselves and Our Students
What about when other teachers don’t read? - inspired by @TheVogelman’s post
Relationship between classrooms & what’s going on in the library… Suggested by @BakerLovesBooks
Please feel free to suggest a topic! We love guest moderators, too!
2013 - 2015 ARCHIVES
Congrats @LeapiongReading - you won a copy of Adventures in Graphica!
Another great read - How Comics and GNs Can Help Your Kids Learn to Read!
Augmented Reality for Learning - #AR4Learning with @KatieAnn_76
Connected Readers and Writers with @eolsonteacher
Using Digital Texts & Tools To Support Disciplinary Inquiry with @mmanderino
Reaching every writer in the room using current, engaging mentor texts
with @RebekahODell1 & @AllisonMarchett
Creating a Positive Classroom Culture with @CherylTeaches
Creating Critical Thinking Prior to Reading in the Content Areas with @LevineWrites
Summer Reading with @bethsteinen
ELA & SCI Collaboration - @bhomel1, @tasquires, & @docv216
ELA & SS Collaboration - Guest moderator @jhnmason
Springing into New ELA ideas
Poetry Month is Back!
Revisiting our TLAP roots - PASSION in the ELA classroom!
Engagement with guest moderator @serenapariser
Getting Parents Into the Classroom
“Extras” in the ELA Classroom
Readers’ and Writers’ Notebooks with @LesleyMosher
Inspiring the Gifted Learner with @EspoLearns
June 30 - July 14: Slow Chat of the book Notice and Note by Kylene Beers & Robert E. Probst
Guest Moderator @Jeremybballer
Blog Post by @AndersonGL: The Battle of Summer Reading
Guest Moderator @tasquires
Enhancing Student Questioning
Guest Moderator @btcostello05
Relationships Matter -- the intangibles of the ELA classroom
Poetry Resources We Love - http://tinyurl.com/ELAchatPoetry
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Assessments in ELA 3/25/2014
Literacy in the Digital Age
Guest Moderator @bkuhl2you & his Twitter jail avoiding alter ego @bkuhl3you
Exploring Collaborative Student Writing
Guest Moderator @MrBronke & #bronke3rdhour students!
Creative ways to teach language usage 2/4/2014
Nonfiction - Reading, Writing, and Vocabulary
Book list shared by @gtognetti1: Nonfiction Books by Scholastic
Differentiating for Our Readers and Writers
Whole Novels for the Whole Class (book) by Ariel Sacks (@arielsacks)
Reflecting on our #tlap roots 11/26/13
Blended Learning with @MrsSaad24
Books, Books, and More Books!
Words, Words, Words (Vocabulary)
Connecting our Students to Authors
Back to School Ideas
Add your poetry suggestions!
By Popular Demand: August 6 - Pairing Literature with Pop Culture & Nonfiction
Resources suggested in chat:
Trash by Mulligan
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Taylor Swift's "Mean"
Short Stories: “Clean Sweep” and “The Treasure of Lemon Brown” (in Holt textbook)
American Pickers/Storage Wars tv clips, narrative writing of Trash to Treasure (kids pick their family treasure and share its story) - can use augment reality to show item on paper.
Tell Tale Heart by Poe
Classic Lit as Mentor Text
Legend of Sleepy Hollow - bullying unit
War of the Worlds - sci fi
War of the Worlds
how the world has changed technologically
To Kill a Mockingbird
“Down Home," (Alabama)
grits (eat your way through literature)
Maycomb county picnic with traditional foods including divinity, Lane cake, etc. The kids dress in character.
Cotton-Eyed Joe (dance your way through lit)
Purcell's trumpet voluntaries
Greek line dances
eta & olives for Odyssey & Plato (eat your way through literature)
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry
songs from the 30s
Bud, Not Buddy
Walk Two Moons
clips of Education of Little Tree
show the letter scene at end of Breakfast club
Flowers For Algernon
two classic Twilight Zones and read/show Harrison Bergeron
compare to modern reality TV
modern news topics like use of drones, Edward Snowden, surveillance
airbrushing celebrity pictures/media's idea of beauty
Trash to Treasure unit - "Clean Sweep" and "Lemon Brown" as text
American Pickers as TV
Scope Magazine - Scholastic (mixed genres)
Sequential Books w/ felt boards, magnetic pieces for ordering
Bugs Bunny does allusions to so many lit pieces
used lots of fun commercials & videos when we were learning about author's purpose
Compared the pawn shop scene in A Christmas Carol to Pawnstars
use the old cartoon "Symphony in Slang" for idioms
Amelia Bedelia is also great for idioms
"To Serve Man" episode of Twilight Zone is great irony
Wizard of Oz characters to teach Pathos, Ethos, Logos.
Star Trek characters for ethos, pathos, logos
Hand sgnls are hand 2 heart (pathos), hand 2 head (logos) and hand up 2 pledge (ethos)
Articles of the Week for Jr High
French Model commercial when teaching about reliable sources
Time for Kids
Memoirs & Personal Essays
NPR's This I Believe
I Love Lucy's chocolate factory and pair with iCarly and Drake and Josh
movie trailers to teach inference
Partly Cloudy is a Disney short for inference
Stereo Hearts by Gym Class Heroes for metaphor
Wish List by Pearl Jam for Wish poems & imagery
If I Die Young by Perry w Spoon River Anthology and final act of Our Town, and maybe "The Dead" by Billy Collins
Uprising & Resistance by Muse for 1984 or dystopia
The Trooper by Iron Maiden for Charge of the Light Brigade
Man Who Walked Between the Towers
& Alan Jackson's Where Were You.
Jack Prelutsky poems
can all be sung to the tune of "I've Got Something in My Pocket"
Wendy's Where's the Beef commercial for how to write good "meaty" paragraphs
Week 4 - July 23 - Creativity
Week 3 - July 16 - Building Rapport through Reading and Writing
Week 2- July 9 - Immersion in ELA
Week 1 - Passion in Teaching ELA