Resources for ELA Teachers

America Achieves -
    Common core aligned lesson plans and videos.

Achieve the Core -
  All kinds of curricular and instructional resources aligned to the Common Core.    Of special note is the section on text dependent questions.
Anchor Chart Sample
  Middle School -   
  Elementary -
Big Think
  similar to TED – expert videos on a variety of topics -
Book Wizard
  Search for texts by grade, guided reading, DRA, or lexile level; look up the level of a text; find similar texts -
Class Tools -
Cornell Notes PDF Generator -
EBSCO host database -
  User ID: cardinal
Password: 07060
Database includes variety of search engines including: Kids Search, Student Research Center, Literary Reference Center, and Novel List
Edmodo -
  Anthology Alignment Project code: pkx4sp – questions, vocabulary, and tasks for McDougal Littell Literature, Grades 6 through 10<
Basal Alignment Project code: f4q6nm – questions, vocabulary and tasks for Harcourt Trophies, Grades 3 through 5
EduCore: CCSS aligned literacy lessons, activities, tasks, LDC tasks and templates -
EngageNY -
  Curriculum exemplars, modules, and units
  more videos from/about innovators, authors, musicians, and more
Grammar Bytes Site (MOOC) -
Internet 4 Classrooms -
K-5 Writing Resources - Resources for K-5 Writing
Kelly Gallagher – Article of the Week -
  Selected articles from publications such as The New York Times, Time magazine, Washington Post, Slate, etc. along with suggestions for close reading, summarization, and questions.
Lexile Framework for Reading
  Search for texts by lexile level, or look up a lexile level -
Library of Congress
  Poetry and Literature Center -
Message Time Plus K-2 Resources - Message Time Plus® Planning Template – PreK-3
  a collection of videos from all areas of MIT -
Mr. Nussbaum!
  Language Arts stories, games, activities for K-8 -
National Archives
  Primary documents, activities, and instructional resources -
  educational videos with an emphasis on science and social studies topics -
  News articles that can be customized by lexile/grade level. Includes alignment to Common Core standards and assessment tools.
  A “multi-sourced, multi-platform” news site – videos, articles, current events -
New Jersey Educator Resource Exchange -
  Resources aligned to the New Jersey Model Curriculum and Common Core Standards
No Red Ink
  online customized grammar work -
Poetry 180
  A poem to be read aloud each of the 180 days of the school year (high school) -
  CCSS aligned lessons with literary and non-fiction passages (with lexile levels) -
Rubistar Rubric Builder Site -
Share My Lesson -
  Lesson plans, activities, instructional resources K-12; some aligned with Springboard units; includes a section of resources aligned to CCSS grade level strands
Teaching Channel -
  A video collection of innovative and effective teaching practices.
Teachers College Reading and Writing Project -
  The renowned research and staff development organization led by Lucy Calkins. All kinds of resources, including links to video lessons.
Video Resources - Instructional Videos from TCRWP
  Educational videos organized by subject -