Language Arts: Resources & Tips
Who climbs the Grammar-Tree; distinctly knows Where Noun, and Verb, and Participle grows... - Decimus Junius Juvenalis, Satire VI
Check out the slides for my recent webinar, Teaching the Language Arts. Keep scrolling to access the bookmarks.
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- Teachers often share resources with these hashtags- #Engchat, #ELTChat, and #ELLChat.
- We tend to get too caught up in teaching with books or slides. Instead, get your students interested in the lesson through any of these types of instructional methods: multimedia, visual aids, screencasts, hands-on learning, sensory learning, TPR- total physical response, graphic organizers, role-plays, visual aids, realia, flashcards, pair work/group work, storytelling, diagrams, foldables, gamification, flipped learning, labeling, games, problem/project based learning, mindmapping and notetaking.
- Consider the choice of reading materials! Books should be visually accessible for struggling readers. Harper Collins has iPad books available free that allow highlighting text and other helpful features. Try graphic novels, comics, emoji literature, or multimedia versions of the books you are reading.
- Have students transform the text into a comic
- Character Texts Classtools.net/SMS
- Fakebook Classtools.net/fb/home/page
- Video Booktrailers Touchcast Thinglink Video Powtoons
- Class Newspaper or Magazine
- Tools for Creating Newpapers & Magazines Bookcreator Flipsnack Issuu Web
- Social bookmarking, curation & annotation Diigo List.ly Storify Pearltrees Scoop.It Genius Pinterest Livebinders Educlipper ShellyTerrell.com/research
- Empower your browser! Chrome, Firefox, and Safari and free bookmarklets and extensions to help students research, translate documents, define words, correct their grammar, cite resources, and more! Recommended ones include- Read & Write, Draftback, and Cite This for Me!
- Fresh Education has a whole collection of hip hop songs they've made to teach learners about similes, metaphors, and more! Your teens will enjoy the music.
- Top literacy tools and apps- Google App (click here for Google resources), Rewordify.com, Hemingwayapp.com, Grammarly, Quizlet iOS/Android Apps, and Google Templates
- Language Garden is a great site for highlighting grammar structures.
Find the tools listed above and many more resources in the bookmarks below.