Category: English / Language Arts

Making Poetry: Using Maker Ed in Creative Writing

I can still remember the groans I would hear when I told my sixth graders it was time to learn about poetry. Poetry often brings out emotion,...

Inquiry in ELA: 10 Ways to Make it Work

As an English and speech teacher for mostly sophomores, I found myself frustrated when students seemed to be just going through the motions,...

A Coach’s Playbook: Conferring With Student Readers

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” — Billy Jean King As educators we keep trying to get things right. When I first started...

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