ELA Grades 5-12

November 20, 2013


Would you like to have your students watch a YouTube video outside of class but want to be sure they view the entire video and think about what they are watching? This platform allows you to assign video and create comprehension questions that pop up throughout the movie. Students are not allowed to fast forward through the movie. Results to questions are then sent to the teacher.


eduCanon Sept 3 Release

Ways to apply in eduCanon with ELA Standards:

RL 5.7 Find a poem or folktale narrated and analyze how the multimedia elements contribute to meaning, tone, or beauty of a text

RL 7.9 Find a portrayal of a historical setting in a story and watch a video about or from that time period. Compare the fictional setting to "real life"

RST.6-8.9 Compare and Contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.


Create a visual book report. Take a photo of the book cover, or illustrate the setting or climax of the story. Explain and elaborate with thing link!



Informative blog from a HS English teacher on using SubText in the classroom:


How to Grade Papers using Google Docs and Jing


Automatically score a students oral reading using passages from this site. Upload your students and have them log in, choose leveled readings based on Lexile levels. Your students records themselves reading the passages and Literably scores it for you and tracks the results. More leveled readers coming soon! Best of all, it is FREE!


Mitzi Weinman

Tech Integration

Assessment Coordinator