English & Language Arts Teachers

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Are any of you using these textbook companies: HMH Into Literature, Study Sync, or Pearson My Perspectives? I would love to hear what you think. I am piloting all three this year.

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Are you in a tested grade? If you are, how much do standardized test scores count for your evaluation?

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Just got inspired by another teacher who is having his high school students revisit a children's book they loved from childhood. The students were extremely reflective and were surprised by how their point of views had changed and how much more they noticed and understood now they they are older. Great exercise!

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I have a class with several reluctant readers and we are going to read Shakespeare. Is it ok to use No Fear Shakespeare or is that "dumbing it down"?

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When you teach a novel in class, do you assign pages for students to read at home? They never do it! How can we finish anything?

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I'm about to start a unit to teach students how to write a research paper. I know this is an important skill (using evidence from credible sources), yet I can't seem to get my students pumped for it- they HATE it. How do I pique their interest?

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I have a student who is a strong writer and wants to be a blogger. How can I support her in this?

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Grammar books/worksheets are so boring. How do I make grammar more engaging, relevant, and fun for my students?

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I'll be teaching the novels Hatchet, The Giver and Call of the Wild next in my classes. I need some input on what chapters/sections from each novel I can skip without confusing my students. Thanks!

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My goal for 2020 is...

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If you could go to a PD or conference on anything in 2020, what would it be?

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What is that one thing that made a difference/helped you be a better English teacher this year?

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I'm looking for the best go-to resources to supplement middle school ELA and make it more relevant and accessible to all learners.

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Never Have I Ever.... winged a class without a lesson plan LOL

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Sorry for posting this here, but it's the only safe space. My soon to be ex has bought our 3 kids 30 presents each for Christmas. So much for teaching them it's not about gifts. ☹️

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I've been having success with individual reading conferences. I'd like to do the same with writing, but students seem intimidated/embarrassed to talk about their writing. How do help them?

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How do I get kids to see the importance of an outline? As a writer myself, this is the #1 strategy that helps me write an article, but when left to their own devices, my students never use one.

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Favorite funny/comedy novels? Memoirs written by comedians?

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