10 Great Resources for English Language Arts Course Writers

10 Great Resources for English Language Arts Course Writers

You can find just about anything on the internet—but what you find isn’t always high quality. For English Language Arts (ELA) course developers, sifting through different websites to find good resources for course development can be a tedious task. Using a few key...
5 Student Misconceptions ELA Course Writers Must Remember

5 Student Misconceptions ELA Course Writers Must Remember

Each of the core academic subjects has a unique set of challenges, but English Language Arts (ELA) courses carry an important additional responsibility: Language arts skills are essential foundations for the study of all the other subjects. Without a strong base of...
What are ELA Standards Anyhow?

What are ELA Standards Anyhow?

An intimidating spiral bound pink booklet was my initial exposure to English  Language Arts Standards. Twelve years ago when I entered my teacher training program my professor handed each student a set of standards, one for each content area since we were Childhood...
Rethinking Grammar Instruction to Keep Students Interested

Rethinking Grammar Instruction to Keep Students Interested

As an elementary school student of the early 1990s, I grew up accustomed to worksheets as a form of instruction and assessment. Years ago, when I began my first year of teaching, I fell into this trend, too. For grammar and mechanics skills in particular, I relied on...