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3 Anchor Charts for "THINKING BEYOND THE TEXT": solving words, searching for clues, summarizing, predicting, inferring, synthesizing, analyzing, and evaluating.

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15 More Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements

Looking for even more short stories to read with your middle school and high school students? There are so many options out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and lead into interesting discussions and activities. Read on for 15 recommendations from secondary English Language Arts teachers.

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Integrating Technology into the ELA Classroom: Tools to Support Reading and Writing

Whether you have a 1:1 classroom or can only get your hands on a few devices, technology can be used to meet individual students' needs or to foster collaboration between students. Middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed tools for reading actively online, language development, and focusing on the writing process rather than the product. Teachers also shared the challenges of using technology and experiences with blended learning.

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