English Language Arts

Jennifer Evans, Supervisor of Elementary ELA Instruction -
Jennifer's Webpage
Victoria Les, Supervisor of Secondary ELA Instruction -
Victoria's Webpage

Literacy Links

  • Reading Strategies Flipbook The goal of the reading strategies flipbook is to help educators determine what reading strategy to use with students based on observation. It’s a compilation of various resources in an “If – Then” structure. Each listed strategy links to a mini-lesson or resource describing the strategy.
  • Michigan eLibrary MeL.org provides subscription databases and portals including curricular-based resources, Michigan history collections, and selected best Web sites for kids, teens, business, jobs, government, health, legal, and books and literacy activities. There is a tremendous amount of free resources for all Michigan residents. Also check out: St. Clair County Public Library
  • Teachers College Reading and Writing Project The mission of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project is to help young people become avid and skilled readers, writers, and inquirers. The organization has developed state-of-the-art tools and methods for teaching reading and writing, for using performance assessments and learning progressions to accelerate progress, and for literacy-rich content-area instruction. Thousands of teachers regard the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project as a continual source of professional renewal and education
  • Engage New York  provides an award winning Common Core curriculum as well as many videos, professional development, and other resources.
  • 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. Also check out: https://fpl.info/kidsweb/
  • 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)  is a dynamic and diverse organization whose mission is to promote literacy.
  • Michigan Department of Education provides information and resources for supporting literacy in our schools, guidelines and commitment to literacy achievement, as well as expectations for literacy success as defined by the 3rd Grade Reading Law.
  • International Literacy Association  is a professional membership organization dedicated to promoting high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading/writing instruction, disseminating research and information about literacy, and encouraging the lifetime reading habit.
  • Blue Water Reading Council  promotes mutual understanding and cooperation among teachers, parents, and administrators at all levels in its school communities.
  • 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. Units of Study by grade level can be accessed below. Please contact Kris Murphy for further information.

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