These tips were originally published on May 20, 2020. Click here for a downloadable PDF.
Top 10 Tips For English Language Arts
ONE: MyON. Thousands of enhanced digital books with students’ Lexile range and daily news articles to support independent reading and support standards aligned instruction.
TWO: CommonLit. A collection of reading passages in all literary and nonfiction genres for grades 3-12. Reading passages are available in Spanish.
THREE: Words Their Way Classroom. Digital sorts to teach phonics, vocabulary, and spelling with ongoing assessment to inform instruction.
FOUR: Quill. Provides free writing and grammar activities for elementary, middle, and high school students.
FIVE: Listenwise. High quality podcasts from NPR paired with learning tools and listening comprehension quizzes.
SIX: Storyline Online. Read alouds through story telling videos with resources for parents and teachers.
SEVEN: PBS Learning Media. Standards aligned lessons in foundational skills, reading, and writing and language.
EIGHT: ReadWorks. Remote learning resources for educators and families. ReadWorks platform and materials are completely free.
NINE: Handwriting Heroes (K-1). Teach students how to form letters through stories and songs.
TEN: Teaching with the New York Times (7-12). Resources for teaching ELA using New York Times content.