Professional Resources for
English/Language Arts Teachers, page 3
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Make Beliefs Comix
Students create comic strips online. This tool is great for prewriting, responding to reading, creative writing, vocabulary words, ESL, and tickets out. Very easy to learn and use, it is appropriate for almost every age level.
What is it like to have a learning disorder? This site, a companion to the PBS documentary, provides insights and strategies. Online video clips available.
The National Writing Project
The National Writing Project is a professional development network that serves teachers of writing at all grade levels, primary through university, and in all subjects. The mission of the NWP is to improve student achievement by improving the teaching of writing and improving learning in the nation's schools. To serve that end, offers resources created by the exemplary teachers in its network.
Outta Ray's Head
Canadian teacher and librarian Ray Saitz has set up a site with more than 200 English lesson plans from around the world, all of them classroom tested and complete with handouts.
Outside the Box: Helping Misunderstood Kids
This site by a teacher and parent of ADHD child provides useful resources. Be sure to click on "A Child's Plea for Understanding" and "My Confession about ADHD." Under "Especially for Teachers" find links related to English/Language Arts.
Personalized Interactive Award Generator
Select the award, type in the name, add a date, and print an attractive certificate with artwork by children's illustrator Jan Brett.
How to make them, how to use them, and models for inspiration.
Links to information and ideas for Socratic Seminars.
Survival Guide for New Teachers
A government publication for new teachers, downloadable in Adobe format.
Lesson plans, worksheets, teaching tips, and rubrics — a wealth of resources!
Timesavers for Teachers
Scroll all the way to the bottom for a link to free timesavers, downloadable forms and other documents.
The WebQuest Page
The Mother Lode of WebQuests, with instructions for constructing one, a template, a rubric for evaluating them, and a wealth of examples.
World of Teaching
This site offers slide presentations by teachers, for teachers. Use one you think will help your kids. Contribute one you think might help others.
A Web site focusing on technology in education, by teachers for teachers. Suggestions, articles, tools, and zine.