English Language Arts

Resources to Support Instruction

FREE Curriculum Resources

As teachers we appreciate the free resources that come our way. When we get a few good strategies from a workshop or colleague, and we see them work with our students, we feel like we have found a golden nugget!


While searching this month for ELA resources, I found this "Holy Cow" website. Featured this month, The Common Core Conversation, an amazing and comprehensive website supporting Common Core instruction has more resources than you can imagine! A handful of educators from a variety of states have contributed to this project - am sure you will be glad they did!!


You may feel like a "kid in a candy store" as you enter this site. Happy hunting!


Michigan K-12 Standards for English Language Arts

Differentiation in English Language Arts

In this newsletter you will find an entire page devoted to Differentiated Instruction - with numerous strategies that can be used in any content area.

In addition, here are a few resources, specific to ELA instruction, for each grade band -

K-12 - Differentiated Instruction Aligned to the ELA CCSS

K-6 - Using Paired Reading to Increase Fluency and Peer Cooperation

MS/HS - Differentiating the Reading Experience for Students

MS/HS - Socratic Seminars


The Edutopia resource below went so well with this month's focus that it bore an encore inclusion.

Instructional Resources

The Teaching Channel

The Teaching Channel continues to expand their resources for all content areas. Below is a link to a search "ELA Differentiated Instruction." You will find a listing of 512 videos already populated for all grade levels and covering several concepts - from concrete to analytic to creative!


Join the Teaching Channel and access the lesson plans and resources used of the videos you find helpful.

Resources for Practicing Skills in English Language Arts

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Usefulness; Recommendations; Needs - CLICK HERE


If you have specific questions, feel free to contact Ms. Bruzewski and/or Dr. Lance. Contact information is on the front page.


Thank you for being an engaged partner!