Resources for English Language Arts

Resources for English Language Arts

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The Shared Bookshelf Open Space Group in INFOhio

The purpose of the group is to build a bookshelf of lesson plans to support the instruction of English Language Arts in Ohio classrooms grades K-12. Ohio educators can collect, collaborate, and share ideas with colleagues across the state. Visit The Shared Bookshelf or go to INFOhio for more information.

Virtual Meetups

See below or visit Department's Virtual Meetups for Content Area Educators page to find the schedule and links for English Language Arts and Literacy Virtual Meetups.

The Writing Revolution Summer Book Study

Join the Ohio Department of Education for a summer virtual book study based on The Writing Revolution by Judith C. Hochman and Natalie Wexler. This book study is an opportunity for educators across the state to collaborate, brainstorm and discuss ways to support students with explicit writing instruction.

Students often struggle with the writing process, so this discussion group will cover topics like constructing complex sentences, developing thought-provoking paragraphs and writing coherent compositions. Participants will share ideas about providing just-in-time writing instruction with an overall goal of accelerating student learning.

The strategies shared can be used with any curriculum and across content areas, but most are useful for grades 2 and up. The book study is meant to supplement independent reading with engaging virtual discussion and other hands-on activities.

Participants will need to secure their own copies of the text and may attend a single session or all the sessions. All sessions are free and will be recorded and posted for viewing. No registration is necessary. Certificates of attendance will be provided.

Book Study Timeline

Date      Time Meeting Link Assignment
May 18 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Organizational meeting  
June 15 3:30 p.m.  - 4:30 p.m.  Summer session 1 Introduction - Chapter 3
July 6 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Summer session 2 Chapters 4 - 6
August 10 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer session 3 Chapters 7 - 10

Facilitators: Teresa Castellaneta, ELA Consultant in the Office of Learning and Instructional Strategies; Elizabeth Bridges and JoAnn Kauffman, ELA content specialists in the Office of Assessment.


Partnering Organizations

Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts
Ohio Writing Project
Ohio Educational Library Media Association

Recorded Virtual Meetups

Additional Resources 

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