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Here are a few summer programs that provide incentives for students who reach their reading goals.  Continue reading...

Calling All Writers: Introducing Figment

Figment is an online community for teens and young-adults to create, discover, and share new reading and writing. Figment enables its users to read amateur and professional content and create their own unfiltered creative writing to share with their peers on web and mobile networks. Since launching in December, Figment has more than 35,000 registered users and more than 75,000 individual pieces of writing. Check it out here!

Instead of having students turn to the “Poetry” section of their crusty literature anthologies, have them turn to these wonderful web sites for ideas about how to celebrate National Poetry Month with some gusto.  Continue reading...

Enriching Women's History Month with Vocabulary

If you are looking for some great documents to help your students learn more about Women's History, look no further. The National Archives' Teaching with Documents is a great resource for Women's History Month. Choose a document and have students use VocabGrabber to help them interpret challenging vocabulary. "Failure is Impossible" is a short skit written in honor of the women's suffrage movement and the 19th Amendment; here is a vocabulary list for the skit created with VocabGrabber.


Fiction for Young Word Lovers

If your students are looking to read a book in which words play an important role in the plot, then here are two great suggestions:


Writing Across the Curriculum

Teachers, if you are looking to incorporate writing into your specific content area, check out these helpful writing sites:

Purdue Online Writing Lab

The Writing Site

National Writing Project


Sites for English Language Learners

Looking for great ELL teaching ideas and resources? Check out these sites:

Colorín Colorado

British Council's LearnEnglish Kids

ESL Partyland


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