Language Arts

6/24/2013

6/24/2013

In Maryland, a group of students ponder which depiction of the Nativity shows true beauty: A 14th-century Giotto, a 16th-century Barocci or a 20th-century William Congdon. The students attend just one of several hundred “classical” schools around the country—institutions designed to reflect the history of Western civilization, rather than the latest classroom trends.

5/22/2013

5/22/2013

Both Houston ISD and South Carolina's Richland 1 School District raised their students' writing scores by training teachers in professional development for the instruction of writing.

5/22/2013

From vibrant communities on social media to inventive lessons using video conferencing, Joe Dale explores how language teachers have embraced technology in the classroom.

5/15/2013

5/6/2013

5/6/2013

This school year, Dexter started its international student program and brought six students from China to Dexter Regional High School.

4/29/2013

4/29/2013

With the increased influence of popular culture, the report also finds that students are increasingly choosing books with lower text complexity, a concern for many educators.

4/11/2013

4/11/2013

Kathy Hayden, the district's executive director of curriculum and professional development, told the Pasco School Board on Tuesday that a district committee is working on re-emphasizing writing throughout all grades and subjects.

4/10/2013

4/10/2013

The Common Core State Standards for English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects are the culmination of an extended, broad-based effort to fulfill the charge issued by the states to create the next generation of K12 standards to help ensure that all students are college and career ready in literacy no later than the end of high school.

4/9/2013

4/9/2013

Salem High School Principal Dr. Gregory Dunham said he’s had some great moments in his 13 years as principal, but nothing quite as humbling as an award he recently received.

4/8/2013

4/8/2013

The curlicue letters of cursive handwriting, once considered a mainstay of American elementary education, have been slowly disappearing from classrooms for years. Now, with most states adopting new national standards that don’t require such instruction, cursive could soon be eliminated at most public schools.

2/28/2013

2/28/2013

The district’s multicultural programs director, Clara Evans, said the spelling bee is another way to both encourage students to study and maintain their Spanish-speaking skills and promote the district’s bilingual efforts and programs.

2/8/2013

2/8/2013

A measure directing the State Board of Education to require cursive handwriting in Idaho schools is headed for a full House vote after unanimously passing the chamber's Education Committee.

2/5/2013

2/5/2013

These educators put up an enormous amount of effort for the privilege of putting out a school newspaper.

1/28/2013

1/28/2013

ODYSSEYWARE, one of the leading publishers of online curriculum for students in grades 3-12, has recently released ODYSSEYWARE Writer, a new instructional aid for teachers and students to create focused and differentiated writing instruction.

1/22/2013

1/22/2013

The question is one stirring debate over how to integrate nonfiction works into English programs to improve reading scores, while not abandoning the novels that have become the gold standard of high school reading lists.

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