English Language Arts



Jennifer Evans, English Language Arts Consultant

Victoria Les, English Language Arts Consultant


MEAP updates

• Help students improve the MEAP Revising and Editing in Context scores. This PowerPoint provides a classroom resource to move a score from a 1 to a 4 through student practice with scoring and writing responses. Most students scored a 2 on this section of the MEAP last year. By using this information, you can move most students to score a 3 or 4. [PowerPoint]

• Also, help students get more of the MEAP Revising and Editing in Context Multiple Choice items correct. This PowerPoint explains multiple choice items and then provides opportunities for students to practice thinking through and writing multiple choice items. [PowerPoint]

Literature links

  • Jan Brett - Dozens of activities, lesson plans and projects by Author Jan Brett.
  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare - This site contains a Shakespeare discussion area, search on the complete works, links to other Shakespeare resources on the Internet, a chronological and alphabetical listing of plays, and Bartlett's familiar Shakespearean quotations.
  • Dr. Seuss's Seussville - The Cat in the Hat, Sam-I-Am, Horton and the Whos, and the rest of the Seuss characters welcome you to Seussville, Dr. Seuss's playground in cyberspace. You can play games, chat with the Cat in the Hat, win prizes, find out about new Dr. Seuss books and CD-ROMs, and much, much more! What are you waiting for? Let's play!
  • Kid's Web - The goal of Kid's Web is to present students with a subset of the web that is very simple to navigate, and contains information targeted at the K-12 level.
  • On-Line Children's Books - On-line dynamic text editions of Alice In Wonderland, Little Bo-Peep, and Ikintar the Giraffe.
  • An On-Line Library of Literature
  • Scholastic - Connecting teachers, parents, and children to the world of Scholastic. Classroom activities for every curriculum, teacher tips and strategies and articles, book fairs, educator magazines and much more!


Literacy organization links

  • Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement – CIERA's mission is to improve the reading achievement of America's youth by generating and disseminating theoretical, empirical, and practical solutions to the learning and teaching of beginning reading.
  • Michigan Reading Association (MRA) – The Michigan Reading Association is a dynamic and diverse organization whose mission is to promote literacy.
  • International Reading Association – The International Reading Association is a professional membership organization dedicated to promoting high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading instruction, disseminating research and information about reading, and encouraging the lifetime reading habit. Our members include classroom teachers, reading specialists, consultants, administrators, supervisors, university faculty, researchers, psychologists, librarians, media specialists, and parents. With members and affiliates in 99 countries, our network extends to more than 300,000 people worldwide.
  • Blue Water Reading Council – Blue Water Reading Council promotes mutual understanding and cooperation among teachers, parents, and administrators at all levels in its school communities. A list of Blue Water Reading programs for the 2008-089 school year will be published in the fall.
  • Michigan Council of Teachers of English – The MCTE is committed to the idea that in order to deliver quality services to their students, teachers must be supported by an organization that keeps them aware of effective classroom practices, community concerns and legislative developments.
  • National Council of Teachers of English – NCTE works to advance teaching, research and student achievement in English language arts at all scholastic levels.

St. Clair County's

K-12 Writing Project 

Through a collaborative effort of all seven school districts in St. Clair County area teachers have created a K-12 writing curriculum. Draft versions of the Units of Study by grade level can be accessed below. Please contact Kris Murphy for further information.


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