How I Use Collaborative Writing in the ELA Classroom

ELA Classroom Grading Hacks: Collaborative Writing

‘Tis the holiday season.  Everyone is jingle belling and out shopping for presents and spending time with family and friends, but you’re grading another stack of papers…err…or avoiding grading another stack of papers. A colleague of mine speaks for ELA classroom teachers everywhere by saying:   When I am cleaning the house and end up (happily) sorting […]

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25 Best Quotes About Teaching

Quotes About Teaching - Lindsay Ann Learning

It’s usually right around this time of year that I start feeling what I call the end-of-quarter slump.  I found myself browsing for inspirational quotes, and decided to curate a collection of quotes that can apply to the teaching profession.  Here are 25 quotes about teaching that remind us what teaching is all about.   And […]

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Six Ways to Use Google Forms in the ELA Classroom

ELA Teaching Strategies: Google Forms

I remember when online surveys became a thing. Our department had a subscription to Survey Monkey, which a few ELA classroom teachers used to create end-of-semester surveys. I remember feeling excited about this, but it was sort of like the Cinnabon shop in the mall.  Sure, they’re good, but I’m not going to visit every time I go to the mall (no […]

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ELA Teaching Strategies for Small Group Discussions

ELA Teaching Strategies for Paired and Small Group Discussions

Small group discussions are a beneficial way for students to share ideas in an informal atmosphere that is, perhaps, not as intimidating as whole class discussions. As a teacher, it is important to consider the goals for small group discussions.  Is it to create or reinforce basic understanding or to extend student learning? Do you […]

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