The Washington Post published an essay of a California English language arts teacher that caused an uproar after she said Shakespeare's works don't reflect the cultural perspectives her students need to learn.
Recently in Language Arts Category
July 01, 2015
June 18, 2015
The internationally acclaimed teacher was removed from his classroom earlier this year, though circumstances behind the suspension remain murky.
February 24, 2015
The Academy of American Poets has launched a new multimedia feature in which students can watch videos of prominent poets reading from their work and then write letters to the authors in response.
October 30, 2014
Starting November 1st, students in more than 2,000 classrooms will take on a major challenge: Write a novel in a month. The Young Writers Program, part of National Novel Writing Month, gives students and teachers the tools to make it happen.
July 15, 2014
Musician and comedian Weird Al Yankovic has a new video out that might help students appreciate good grammar.
May 29, 2014
"You are rainbows in the clouds," Maya Angelou told educators at a conference last year. "It delights my heart to encourage you to continue." Angelou, the eminent poet and memoirist, died on Wednesday at age 86.
May 13, 2014
Freshmen Honors English students at Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos, Calif., self-published a poetry anthology last week, believed to be the first class-produced e-book.
April 18, 2014
Jacqueline Suskin, a poetry street performer, occasionally brings her vocation into schools.
April 01, 2014
April brings National Poetry Month. Here are some resources and classroom activities to explore poetry with your students.
February 28, 2014
Easel.ly, a website for designing graphics, demonstrates in a blog series how educators can use infographics in aligning reading and literature instruction to the Common Core State Standards.