Last week, I wrote about how one of my greatest passions is collaborating and learning with other educators. It is truly the best way to discover new ideas, experiment in my own classroom, and adjust to make it just right for my students.
Last year, I had the opportunity to collaborate with 11 other educators on a range of valuable ELA topics, from classroom management to reading and writing strategies. This collaboration resulted in a list of 144 creative and valuable ideas that you adapt to your classroom.
Today, I wanted to share a list of these resources in one place so you can use it as a guide whenever you’re looking for inspiration!
12 Podcast Episodes that Will Make You a Better ELA Teacher
Hosted by Ashley Bible of Building Book Love
Every English teacher should listen to these podcast episodes. Ranging from inspirational stories to important issues, these episodes will improve your teaching.
12 Activities To Encourage Your High School Students To Love Reading
Hosted by me!
We all have reluctant readers, but it only takes a little creativity and the right reading activity for a love of reading to bloom. Check out this post for 12 reading activities that your high school and middle school students are sure to love. You’ll find ideas, lessons, projects, and assignments to help struggling readers and engage strong readers.
12 Ideas to Freshen Up Your Approach to Poetry
Hosted by Amanda Cardenas of Mud and Ink Teaching
Teaching poetry can be intimidating for secondary English teachers. However, these tips will help you rethink what poetry instruction in the classroom can look like. Lesson plans, inspiration, and new ideas are all featured here for new teachers all the way up to veteran teachers.
12 Creative Ways to Connect with Your Students Online
Hosted by Emily Aierstok of Read It, Write It, Learn It
Together, I worked with 12 other Secondary English educators to gather the best ideas for keeping the magic alive in our online classrooms. We hope that these ideas will refresh your online teaching and help to bring joy to you and your students. Along with each idea, we provide ways to differentiate for students with limited access to resources.
12 Essay Alternatives That Will Make Your Students Think Outside The Box
Hosted by Staci Yamanishi of Donut Lovin’ Teacher
We all know wrapping up a novel or unit doesn’t mean your students have to write formal essays every single time. So, how can I asses student learning in meaningful ways that push them to think deeply? It’s easy to get stuck figuring out how to break the monotony of a traditional essay format, and engage students in fun and creative opportunities to write, speak, or innovate. That’s why I’m excited that I got to collaborate with some of my absolute favorite ELA teachers to share these twelve essay alternatives your students will love as much as you, even during distance learning!
12 Classroom Routines to Try in the Secondary ELA Classroom
Hosted by Christina Schneider of The Daring English Teacher
One of the first things teachers learn in their pre-service teaching classes is the importance of establishing effective classroom routines and procedures for the middle school and high school classroom. Here is a look at 12 effective daily classroom routines to consider for your middle school ELA or high school English classroom.
12 Ways to Build Literacy in the Secondary Classroom
Hosted by Lauralee Moss of Language Arts Classroom
Among lesson plans, meetings, modifications, and other parts of the job, showcasing literacy may have fallen. Teaching literacy in high school is important, though. How can we promote literacy in high school? What works for older students will not be what works for younger students. We secondary teachers need new approaches for promoting literacy in high school.
12 Free Back-to-School ELA Ideas
Hosted by Staci Lamb of The Engaging Station
Twelve English educators got together to compile this blog post featuring 12 free back-to-school ELA ideas in hopes that you might find some value in them and be able to incorporate them into your classrooms.
12 Powerful Discussion Strategies To Engage Students
Hosted by Melissa Kruse of Reading and Writing Haven
Looking for collaborative class discussion strategies that work across settings? This post is full of a variety of engaging technology and formatting options for blended learning, online teaching, and face-to-face instruction.
12 Teacher Organization Hacks for the Virtual and Hybrid Classroom
Hosted by Shana Ramin of Hello Teacher Lady
I’ve collaborated with some of my favorite tech-savvy English teachers to bring you 12 organization tips to help you organize your digital classroom routines, streamline your feedback system, rock your digital lesson plans and more.
12 Ideas for Engaging Readers in Social Justice Themes
Hosted by Tanesha B. Forman of love.tanesha
I’ve long held that social and racial justice is not a side-dish, it’s the entrée. Heightened critical consciousness positions students to question and challenge everything. As educators, we have to be intentional about holding space for this.
12 Engaging Strategies to Teach Persuasion, Argument, & Debate
Hosted by Abby Gross of Write on with Miss G
Ready to ditch the 5-paragraph persuasive essay and engage your students in meaningful persuasion? Here are a dozen different strategies for your ELA classroom.
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