Academy Curricular Exchange, Language Arts Lessons, High School (9-12)
The Organization for Community Networks, Academy Curricular Exchange offers a set of high school English Language Arts lessons focused on active reading and
Discovery Education: School Resources
This website offers free access to a library of K-12 lesson plans in science, math, social studies, English language arts, and fine arts, along with several other curriculum resources and regularly updated links to high-quality sites with instructional materials.
This website from the National Endowment for the Humanities provides high-quality searchable lesson plans in social studies and English language arts.
ELL Resource: Language Arts Instruction and English Language Learners
Article on a textbook publisher website useful for reading teachers of ELLs. Sections of special relevance are: Differential Preparation for Second-Language Schooling, Second-Language Literacy Development, Implications for English Language Arts Instruction, Instructional Considerations When Preparing Lessons to Support English Language Learners.
ELL Resource: Reading in a Second Language
Article which is part of a guide to good practice in teaching languages. It seamlessly integrates what we currently know from research into L2 reading and what should be done in classroom to help students learn to read in a second language. The three main sections of the article are entitled: basic cognitive issues, reading fluency and vocabulary acquisition, and higher-level skills.
ELL Resource: Scaffolds that Help ELL Readers
Article written by a teacher who used T-charts and sticky notes to support reading comprehension and help her ELL students with the recall and synthesis of key text information. Published in the September 2003 issue of Voices from the Middle.
Index to Internet Sites: Children's and Young Adults' Authors & Illustrators
This is a meta-site designed to foster easy access to curriculum related sites for teachers, school librarians, parents, and students.
Lesson: Short Story Comprehension and Vocabulary Building
In this two-period lesson, ninth grade English teacher Deborah Carr draws on annotation and vocabulary development strategies to help her students improve their comprehension and analysis of literary texts. The focus of the lesson is the setting in Arthur C. Clarke's short story "A Walk in the Dark," but it is easily adapted for other literary texts and focus areas. Carr developed this lesson during her participation in the 2007-2008 Adolescent Literacy Collaboratory, a program of The Education Alliance at Brown University.
Literacy Education Resources: Early Childhood to High School
This site contains links to online resources about literacy education from early childhood to the high school level. Formerly an ERIC site, the Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication is an information repository of the Indiana University School of Education.
LitSite Alaska: Workbooks and Peer Work Index
This part of the site is full of activities and exercises contributed by educators, parents and students from around Alaska. Each Workbook is divided into sections for multiple skill levels that are grade-specific. Note especially the following activities: Angel Card Discussion Technique, Book Report, Justice and Freedom, Newspapers in Education -- High School Reading, and Writing with Empathy.
Online Poetry Classroom
This website, sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, provides access to curriculum units and lesson plans created by teacher participants in Online Poetry Classroom workshops. These workshops bring middle school and high school teachers together with practicing poets and technology experts to develop new strategies for teaching poetry. The site also contains a searchable database of poets and poems, interactive teacher forums, and a teacher resource center full of relevant links.
Teaching learning strategies for reading.
Scripting for Reader's Theatre
Strategies for creating good Reader's Theatre scripts.
Extensive list of ideas and descriptions of teaching learning strategies for improving presentation and speaking skills.
Lots of ideas for teaching and learning strategies to improve student writing abilities.
Young Adult Literature
This site discusses young adult literature with links to specific types of books.
Young Adult Literature: Middle & Secondary English-Language Arts
This site lists resources to support the curriculum in English and Language Arts for
K-12 Education. It includes sections on African-American, Asian-American, Native American, and Hispanic literature