It’s the same question every fall. What to do that first week back in school. cheap hotels NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) has lots of back-to-school resources, including lesson plans and activities for those first days and throughout the year. You’ll find a literary calendar, podcasts, a citation scavenger hunt, and other educational… Read more →

Science Magazine posted an article entitled “Speaking a second language may change how you see the world” that explores the benefits of being bilingual. The article begins with a situation that anyone in a foreign language can struggle with. “Where did the thief go? You might get a more accurate answer if you ask the… Read more →

20 Years of Spanish Immersion Make Lawrence Township a Model for Indiana Lawrence Township in Indiana is getting attention for it’s immersion program reaching 20 years of success! Students at Forest Glen Elementary School spend a majority of their time speaking Spanish, even when they are socializing. When they begin elementary school they speak almost… Read more →

Have you ever thought about where an expression comes from or what the real meaning is? This article dives into the origins behind 14 different common phrases. You’ve probably heard someone say “Bite the bullet” at some point and simply assumed it meant they were going to accept a difficult circumstance or situation. However, bite… Read more →

BuzzFeed Books asked members of the BuzzFeed community to share their favorite quotes from literature. Here are the 51 most popular lines. Please share your favorite literature quotes!

HotChalk Lesson Plans from lessonplanspage.com provides an excellent high school language arts lesson studying four “America” poems to show how gender and race influence a poet’s viewpoint. HotChalk posts lesson plans by teachers for teachers. The goal of the lesson is for students to see how a poet’s attitudes, thoughts, and feelings towards America affect… Read more →

The amount of greenery surrounding children has been found to positively impact them in more than one way. According to new research, the amount of time spent in nature is correlated with better mental health, attention, and mood. The new study has linked green spaces to better cognitive outcomes, which can partially be attributed to the… Read more →

The Central Unified School District is teaching students how to become problem-solvers with new programming that prepares students to effectively handle problems. This initiative also includes equipping teachers with the skills to teach outside-the-box thinking that can be individualized for students. The creator of this program, Dr. Laural Ashlock talked to The Learning Counsel about… Read more →

  Mike Collins believes that embracing blended learning could positively impact schools today. According to Collins, blended learning improves student engagement, the retention of information, and it serves a wider variety of students. In this day and age, where teachers are not only challenged with issues regarding standardized testing, Common Core Standards, and job security,… Read more →

Jonathan Johnson, a former teacher, has noticed something missing from charter schools in New Orleans: innovation. Johnson has developed a new program, called Rooted, to help combat this trend. Johnson is partnering with Algiers Technology Academy to pilot his program. The program prepares students for the competitive job market by splitting their time between working… Read more →

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Back to School Language Arts Resources

It’s the same question every fall. What to do that first week back in school. cheap hotels NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) has lots of back-to-school resources, including lesson plans and activities for those first days and throughout the year. You’ll find a literary calendar, podcasts, a citation scavenger hunt, and other educational… Read more →

Being Bilingual Can Alter Your Outlook On Life

Science Magazine posted an article entitled “Speaking a second language may change how you see the world” that explores the benefits of being bilingual. The article begins with a situation that anyone in a foreign language can struggle with. “Where did the thief go? You might get a more accurate answer if you ask the… Read more →

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