Seek Magazines with Short Nonfiction Passages

Seek Magazines with Short Nonfiction Passages

Collect Short Passages The kind of reading students do for standardized tests is often very different from the experiences we provide in the classroom. It’s not necessarily different in content or genre or even vocabulary. It’s different in length! The...
Access Digital Texts for MS/HS ELA

Access Digital Texts for MS/HS ELA

For the secondary-level ELA teacher looking to meet the multi-text expectations of the new standards–you’ll love Jim Burke’s digital anthology. He’s organized resources into user-friendly categories and subcategories, including speeches,...
Meet the Multi-Text Expectation

Meet the Multi-Text Expectation

As everyday readers, we seek several texts for information on the same topic. When a situation breaks out in the world, we may “catch it” on TV, initially. Then, we read more in the newspaper (print or online versions) the next morning. We listen to...
Read Movie Scripts

Read Movie Scripts

Over the years, several secondary teachers have shared that they can entice even the most reluctant readers with movie scripts. Students like movie script reading for many reasons: The narrow page format offers more white space, making the text less overwhelming. The...