Articles about language arts


Chapter Books That ROCK: Three Music-Themed Titles for Summer Reading and Beyond

Last updated: 08/18/2018

Is your library rocking out this summer with a music-themed Summer Reading Program? Here are some chapter books that rock—literally and figuratively. They're perfect for booktalk

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The School Year Is Almost Here

Last updated: 08/08/2018

My Own Genius Hour Joy Kirr is a middle school teacher, author, and speaker. Her 7th grade ELA (English Language Arts) classes are working to improve their lives through student-di

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Diminishing the Disconnect: Student Perspective on Relevant Writing Feedback - NCTE

Last updated: 08/07/2018

This post is by member Shelby M. Boehm.  Since becoming an English teacher, I have been dedicated to improving the writing of my students without taking away their author’s rol

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Summer Reading Challenged | Scales on Censorship

Last updated: 08/01/2018

The social studies teachers in my middle school have always required students to bring in an article about a current event. Some parents have complained because the assignment enco

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Gwinnett students outperform peers on Georgia Milestones

Last updated: 08/01/2018

GCPS makes impressive strides on Georgia Milestone Gwinnett students outperform peers on Georgia Milestones July 27, 2018   System and school scores from the 2017-18 administrati

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The Role of Family in Young Writers’ Lives

Last updated: 07/30/2018

When I first decided to be a writer at the age of ten, it was because I loved Judy Blume novels. I wanted to create stories just like hers. Since then, I have acquired a long list

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Leveraging Digital with a Paperback Book

Last updated: 07/29/2018

A paperback book.  Made out of paper. I can run my fingers over the page.  I can “crack the spine”. This is not an ebook. This is not high tech.  But an old fashion book hel

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Reading Rockets

Last updated: 07/22/2018

Hands-on measurement activities are fun to explore with children. Armed with interesting new vocabulary words and knowledge, your young learner will soon be measuring everything in

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Incorporating Reading and Writing in the Middle School Classroom

Last updated: 07/17/2018

How can middle schoolers be great readers AND writers? RIF caught up with Katie Padden a middle school English and Language Arts teacher in rural Burgettstown, PA to get the inside

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We Need to Trust Teachers to Innovate

Last updated: 07/16/2018

If we want to see innovation happening in our schools, we need to trust, encourage, and empower teachers to transform their practice. Too often, teachers are forced to teach inside

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