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.
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When students never learn to read cursive, they lose access to any historical documents that haven't been typed up, experts say.
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 04, 2014
Misty Adoniou, a senior lecturer in literacy and teaching English as a second language at the University of Canberra, makes a case for allowing, and encouraging, students to draw in classrooms.
April 01, 2014
April brings National Poetry Month. Here are some resources and classroom activities to explore poetry with your students.
March 27, 2014
A Cornwall school is emphasizing dialogues in essay grading, but there are other new approaches to writing feedback, too.
March 19, 2014
Two prominent African-American children's book authors, and at least one language arts teacher, say the lack of black characters in recent children's literature has series implications for students' understanding of the world.
February 07, 2014
A New Jersey English teacher finding students to be bored with the assigned novels, started using New York Times human-interest stories to teach students about critical analysis.
October 21, 2013
Oct. 21, 2013 is the National Day on Writing, which will discuss how people use writing in their everyday lives to connect with others.