- Common Errors in English
Paul Brians has prepared an alphabetized list of Common Errors in English. Many are words that are often confused with a different word. Scroll to the bottom to see Non-errors and other resources.
- English Companion.com: Room with a View
This page tries to bring you into our classroom and show you what certain activities and assignments look like for Note-taking strategies, Graphic strategies, Discussion Strategies, Teaching strategies
- Performance Based Learning and Assessment
Region 15 Tool Kit For Teachers Dimensions of student work. This site provides sample assessment rating scales for Language Arts tasks.
- Region 15 Curriculum Resources
Regional School District 15 Middlebury and Southbury, CT See the Language Arts Section. Graphic Organizer section is also excellent
- 4th and 5th Grades Author Websites
Springdale School District 06 collection. The 4th and 5th grade classes focus much of their energy in Literacy Lab, a program designed by Dr. Ken Stamatis of Harding University. Literacy Lab is a program used statewide to improve students' literacy levels. (Not ESL, some may be appropriate for older ELLs.)
- Adolescent Literature
Literacy Matters has located "the best of the best on the Web" to help you deepen and expand your literature program. Within this section you will find web sites containing background information on adolescent literature, research-based instructional strategies, lesson plans, sample activities, book lists, and resources
- Barbican: Can I Have a Word?
Barbican Education has put together an interesting site designed to give 'teachers new ideas and insights to inspire creative writing in the classroom' by emphasizing the importance of words. There are 4 project areas: 'the elements,' 'the human body,' 'the odyssey,' and 'changing voices.' In each project, the visitor can listen to selected poets, watch visual stimuli aimed at firing 'children's imaginations' and also get ideas and activities to 'encourage creative writing.' There are links to other sites, bios of the poets featured, writing tips, and of course, a teacher's curriculum. Students, don't be put off by the idea that this resource is geared to teachers. Browse through this resource to get ahead of the teacher; you just might discover the joy of
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- District 205 Curruculum Web Pages
Language Arts links collected by Rockford School District
- Eva Easton's Authentic American Pronunciation
Lessons are available on quite a few topics. Each lesson provides the pattern, gives examples, provided practice (a lot of practice), and ends with a quiz. Each word in the quiz can be pronounced for the student by clicking on the speaker icon. This site would be good for Language Arts or ESL classes.
Lessons about authentic use and pronunciation of American English
consonants examples lessons pattern practice pronunciation quizzes vowels
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- Glenbrook South High School English
This link takes you to the homepage of Glenbrook South High School’s English Department. Great links to academic search engines, as well as helpful information on things like punctuation, citation, etc. Great modeling of things like powerful essay introductions, writing better sentences, tips for writing research papers, and more. Other diversions: enter a writing contest, or search for a good book to read. Rec. by Paul Ceisel
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- Glenbrook South High School English: Poetry 180
Billy Collins Former Poet Laureate of the United States "Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem on each of the 180 days of the school year. I have selected the poems you will find here with high school students in mind. They are intended to be listened to, and I suggest that all members of the school community be included as readers. A great time for the readings would be following the end of daily announcements over the public address system." Listening to poetry can encourage students and other learners to become members of the circle of readers for whom poetry is a vital source of pleasure. I hope Poetry 180 becomes an important and enriching part of the school day.
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- Grammar: Sentences
These sites explain the different types of sentences. Includes examples of interrogative, declarative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences. Also learn about run-on, compound, and complex sentences. Discover which punctuation ends certain types of sentences. Includes many online games and quizzes. There are links to eThemes Resources on nouns, verbs, paragraphs, and more. Not ESL specific, but can be beneficial
These sites explain the different types of sentences. Includes examples of interrogative, declarative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences. Also learn about run-on, compound, and complex sentences. Discover which punctuation ends certain types of sentences. Includes many online games and quizzes. There are links to eThemes Resources on nouns, verbs, paragraphs, and more. : An e
- Internet Resources for use in English/Language Arts classes in MS and HS
This site contains multiple links for Language Arts teachers. The links were compiled by Internet 4 teachers, an organization dedicated to promoting more effective use of the internet by educators. Online stories available.
- Internet Resources in writing and reading to use in English/Language Arts classes
Lots of resources for: different forms of writing, teaching analogies, graphic organizers, using the internet, etc.
- Literature Learning Ladders: Literature Circles
Literature Circles involve a small group of students exploring a piece of literature in depth. Although you'll find lots of books and articles on the Literature Circles, there are many ways to implement the strategies across grade levels and subject areas. Think of literature circles as one element of a balanced literacy program rather than "the solution."
- Literature Questions
A slide presentation of literature questions for a university literature course.
- Morning Meeting Activities (Elementary)
This PDF provides directions for the activities Modeled in the Responsive Classroom Morning Meeting DVD.
- On-Line Lesson Plans
"This website was developed by a high school literature teacher. It contains multiple visual examples, Power Points and graphic organizers to use with students, particularly when thinking at the “beyond the text” level (synthesizing and evaluating literature.) Some of the Power Points have noises and color schemes that teachers may wish to modify before using with their class because of dis tractability." Rec. by Denise McMahon
- Universal Questions for Literature Studies
Two pages of questions to get students to think analytically about a piece of literature, by Ruth Sunda, a gifted resource teacher in an elementary school.
- Web English Teacher
Select desired resources in the side bar. Lots of support here.
Lesson plans for K-12 English/Language Arts teachers
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