Creative ELA: Classroom Strategies

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Want creative ELA lesson plans, creative ELA curriculum, and creative ELA teaching strategies to put into place in your classroom? Who could blame you! Find them here.

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Looking for creative teaching tips and strategies for your high school ELA classes in the fall? Queue up these great podcast episodes on your road trips and workouts this summer, and get ready for back-to-school as you relax. #teachingtips #iteachela

The ELA Teacher's Summer Playlist, 2019

Looking for creative teaching tips and strategies for your high school ELA classes in the fall? Queue up these great podcast episodes on your road trips and workouts this summer, and get ready for back-to-school as you relax. #teachingtips #iteachela

Want to get started with hexagonal thinking activities for the Shakespeare play you teach but feeling overwhelmed? In this kit, you’ll find editable hexagons already labeled with suggested categories, examples to show students how to connect with depth, two ways to help students demonstrate their thinking, and a student reflection sheet. Everything is taken care of! #hexagonalthinking #secondaryela

Hexagonal Thinking Kit: Any Shakespeare Play

Want to get started with hexagonal thinking activities for the Shakespeare play you teach but feeling overwhelmed? In this kit, you’ll find editable hexagons already labeled with suggested categories, examples to show students how to connect with depth, two ways to help students demonstrate their thinking, and a student reflection sheet. Everything is taken care of! #hexagonalthinking #secondaryela

Want to introduce your high school ELA students to Amanda Gorman’s poetry? Follow this step-by-step lesson plan and finish with a fun digital poetry project. #poetryactivities #iteachela

Teach Amanda Gorman’s Work with Digital Poetry Tiles

Want to introduce your high school ELA students to Amanda Gorman’s poetry? Follow this step-by-step lesson plan and finish with a fun digital poetry project. #poetryactivities #iteachela

Find out how to make the first day of school AWESOME, set up systems to make your year smoother, more creative, and more effective, and generally start the year off on the right foot in your creative ELA classes. #iteachela #secondaryela

The Busy Teacher’s Guide to a New School Year

Find out how to make the first day of school AWESOME, set up systems to make your year smoother, more creative, and more effective, and generally start the year off on the right foot in your creative ELA classes. #iteachela #secondaryela

Teaching online and need more independent, student-centered curriculum? Get your students podcasting! This complete curriculum, designed by an educator + podcaster, will make the tech easy for you and your students, while helping stoke creativity and keeping kids engaged. #blendedlearning #edtech #pbl English Teachers, Teaching English, English Classroom Decor, Teacher Awards, Independent Student, Cult Of Pedagogy, We Are Teachers, Literature Circles, Teaching Style
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Blended Learning Project: Podcasting

Teaching online and need more independent, student-centered curriculum? Get your students podcasting! This complete curriculum, designed by an educator + podcaster, will make the tech easy for you and your students, while helping stoke creativity and keeping kids engaged. #blendedlearning #edtech #pbl

Want to get started with blackout poetry? In this post, get free resources to guide you and see inspiring models from other classrooms that you can show your creative ELA students. #blackoutpoetry #iteachela Poetry Unit, National Poetry Month, Blackout Poetry, Fort Walton Beach, Letter Form, Teaching Strategies, Student Work, Sharpie, Lesson Plans

Blackout Poetry Roundup: Examples to Inspire

Want to get started with blackout poetry? In this post, get free resources to guide you and see inspiring models from other classrooms that you can show your creative ELA students. #blackoutpoetry #iteachela

Learn about quality blended learning strategies like station rotation and effective hyperdocs in this interview with Dr. Catlin Tucker, blended learning expert, on The Spark Creativity Teacher Podcast. #blendedlearning #iteachlea Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tips, High School Hacks, Final Exams, Blended Learning, Teaching Science, High School Students, Critical Thinking, Lesson Plans

Creative Blended Learning (now and in the future) with Dr. Catlin Tucker

Learn about quality blended learning strategies like station rotation and effective hyperdocs in this interview with Dr. Catlin Tucker, blended learning expert, on The Spark Creativity Teacher Podcast. #blendedlearning #iteachlea

Want to see your high school ELA students enjoying their time with the bard? Make studying Shakespeare more fun and engaging with this lineup of creative Shakespeare lesson plans and activities, perfect for your next Shakespeare unit, no matter which play you’re diving into. Creative Curriculum, Creative Teaching, English Teachers, Teaching English, English Classroom Decor, Teaching Strategies, High School Students, Shakespeare, Teacher Resources

Shakespeare Activities for ANY Play

Want to see your high school ELA students enjoying their time with the bard? Make studying Shakespeare more fun and engaging with this lineup of creative Shakespeare lesson plans and activities, perfect for your next Shakespeare unit, no matter which play you’re diving into.

You're going to love using "I am from" poems in your English class. They're easy for students to write, and yet often lead to beautiful places. Try this poetry workshop for your next poetry unit, or as a start-of-year icebreaker. Paragraph Writing, Persuasive Writing, Writing Rubrics, Opinion Writing, Poetry Books For Kids, Poetry Unit, I Am Poem, Poems In English, Poetry Activities

How to Use "I am From" Poems in Class

Happy national poetry month! "I am from" poems are an ideal poetry workshop for English class. They celebrate our connection and our uniqueness. They are easy to write, and yet often lead to stunning images and surprising twists. Find out how to use them in class in this post from Spark Creativity. #poetryactivities #poetrymonth

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Try First Chapter Fridays

Loving your choice reading program? here's a great add for you! First Chapter Friday is a great way to share a lot of wonderful books with your English students. Choose a new title each week and read! But there are a few key tips to keep in mind to help give your program wings! Check out this episode of The Spark Creativity Teacher Podcast to learn them all. #firstchapterfridays #iteachela

Need a creative ELA activity for your teacher observation? Choose from over twenty engaging, creative strategies for your middle or high school ELA students in this blog post from Spark Creativity. #iteachela #secondaryela Teaching Vocabulary, Teaching Poetry, Teaching Strategies, Creative Curriculum, Creative Teaching, Teacher Observation, Poetry Activities, National Poetry Month, Blended Learning

Enjoy your Teacher Observation, 20+ Engaging Lesson Ideas

Need a creative ELA activity for your teacher observation? Choose from over twenty engaging, creative strategies for your middle or high school ELA students in this blog post from Spark Creativity. #iteachela #secondaryela

"I am from" poems make for an easy and rich poetry workshop. The Effective Pictures We Offer Creative Curriculum, Creative Teaching, I Am Poem, Poetry Activities, Poetry Unit, Teaching Poetry, National Poetry Month, Middle School Reading, School Fun

How to Use "I am From" Poems in Class

Did you know April is national poetry month? "I am from" poems are an ideal poetry workshop for English class. They celebrate our connection and our uniqueness. They are easy to write, and yet often lead to stunning images and surprising twists. Find out how to use them in class in this post from Spark Creativity. #poetryactivities #poetrymonth

Want a creative final exam for your high school ELA students? Something that skips the multiple choice in favor of more critical thinking and creativity? Check out these five creative final exam options. #englishteacherideas #secondarlyela Final Exams, Multiple Choice, Teaching Strategies, Critical Thinking, Lesson Plans, Curriculum, Finals, High School, Creativity

Creative Final Exam Options for ELA

Want a creative final exam for your high school ELA students? Something that skips the multiple choice in favor of more critical thinking and creativity? Check out these five creative final exam options. #englishteacherideas #secondarlyela

Want to get started with hexagonal thinking in your classroom, but not sure how? Check out these easy-to-use resources and put them into action tomorrow! #hexagonalthinking #iteachela English Classroom Decor, Ela Classroom, English Teachers, Teaching English, English Projects, Blended Learning, Teaching Strategies, Teacher Resources, Lesson Plans
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Hexagonal Thinking Resources

Want to get started with hexagonal thinking in your classroom, but not sure how? Check out these easy-to-use resources and put them into action tomorrow! #hexagonalthinking #iteachela

Want to see your high school ELA students enjoying their time with the bard? Make studying Shakespeare more fun and engaging with this lineup of creative Shakespeare lesson plans and activities, perfect for your next Shakespeare unit, no matter which play you’re diving into. Creative Curriculum, Creative Teaching, English Teachers, Teaching English, English Classroom Decor, Teaching Strategies, High School Students, Shakespeare, Teacher Resources

Shakespeare Activities for ANY Play

Want to see your high school ELA students enjoying their time with the bard? Make studying Shakespeare more fun and engaging with this lineup of creative Shakespeare lesson plans and activities, perfect for your next Shakespeare unit, no matter which play you’re diving into.

Teaching online and need more independent, student-centered curriculum? Get your students podcasting! This complete curriculum, designed by an educator + podcaster, will make the tech easy for you and your students, while helping stoke creativity and keeping kids engaged. #blendedlearning #edtech #pbl English Classroom Decor, Ela Classroom, Teacher Awards, Independent Student, We Are Teachers, English Teachers, Literature Circles, Blended Learning, Teaching Strategies
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Student Podcasting Curriculum

Teaching online and need more independent, student-centered curriculum? Get your students podcasting! This complete curriculum, designed by an educator + podcaster, will make the tech easy for you and your students, while helping stoke creativity and keeping kids engaged. #blendedlearning #edtech #pbl