Infusing the Arts and History into ELA — Experiencing Shakespeare’s Quill

One thing that I absolutely love being a part of is witnessing other teacher’s lessons and learning from them. We learn so much by watching other teachers in action and applying some of their lessons into our own classroom. We have so many inspiring teachers at our school that I have learned from over the…

Differentiating Instruction in English Language Arts — Vocabulary and Spelling

Every experienced ELA teacher has felt that moment of utter frustration when he or she realizes that very few students completed their homework or students completed it but cheated. This is especially true for those dreaded spelling or vocabulary worksheets — the boring, but necessary — or are they?  I have recently experienced much success…