It’s a challenge for ELA teachers everywhere to lead their students toward academic success as they grow into literate, 21st century scholars and responsible digital citizens. We own the vital and sometimes daunting task of transforming our students into avid readers and writers; who can think critically, and communicate/collaborate thoughtfully in a digital age. Edulastic... Read More
The following article, Technology in the 21st Century ELA Classroom, was written and contributed by secondary ELA Teacher Samantha Shaffner of Millennium Community School in Columbus, Ohio. The piece, originally published in the Ohio Council for Teachers of English Language Arts quarterly newsletter, thoughtfully examines the use and reception of Google Apps for Education and Edulastic... Read More
This article was originally published on 2/15/17. We added a video on 1/9/19. Two years ago Waterford School District did everything they could to prepare their third grade classes for PARCC assessments. Teachers gave students paper assessments for test practice. Time was designated for students to get comfortable using the computer. They even provided students... Read More
Hey ELA teachers- join us this November for a webinar! You’ll hear directly from ELA teachers who are using digital assessment to give comprehension checks, writing prompts, and keep student data all in one place. During the presentation you’ll discover the power of digital assessment to help guide instruction, prepare students for state testing, and provide immediate feedback. You’ll also get an overview of what instant data and Technology-Enhanced Items look like and explore the question types and content available in the Item Bank.
The author, Kristina Acevedo is a 6th grade ELA teacher at Hudson Charter School in Kearny, NJ. Connect with Kristina on Twitter @TeachAcevedo. By Kristina Acevedo Formative assessments can help teachers in a variety of ways. Depending on the data collected, teachers can utilize that data to group and regroup students as needed to work on... Read More
A lost art? Sentence diagrams pick apart and identify the various components of sentence structure. You can easily make your own sentence diagram with this online app. http://1aiway.com/ If you have fellow ELA teachers, editors, grammarians, or like me—assessment folks on your social media lists, it’s likely you have seen the NPR post titled “A... Read More