#2ndaryELA Chat Summary Topic: ELA Lesson Planning

November 21, 2015

Join secondary English Language Arts teachers Tuesday evenings at 8 pm EST on Twitter.

This #2ndaryELA Twitter chat was all about lesson planning in the ELA classroom. Middle and High School English Language Arts discussed lesson plan organization and format, topics covered, the planning process, where to find great ideas and other valuable resources. The highlights are below.

Middle and High School English Language Arts discuss lesson plan organization and format, topics covered, the planning process, where to find great ideas and other valuable resources. Join secondary English Language Arts teachers Tuesday evenings at 8 pm EST on Twitter.

Ways to create lesson plans:
*Use Google Sheets for year plans
*Planbook.com which can be shared with other teachers and parents
*iDoceo can be used to plan, take attendance, and enter grades with an option to print/share/download PDF version
*Planboard
*Handwriting plans may make them easier to remember, can also be easily revised and used as reference for next year

Great places to get ideas for lessons:
*Blogs like Runde's Room and Teaching With a Mountain View (upper elementary/early MS). All Access Pass (MS)
*TeachersPayTeachers
*Site for Advanced Placement English 
*Pinterest
*Lucy Calkins Units of Study
*Notice & Note: Strategies for Close Reading by Kylene Beers and Robert Probst
*The Common Core Reading Book
*Mirrors and Windows
*Twitter chats like #tlap and #2ndaryELA
*When Kids Can't Read - What Teachers Can Do by Kylene Beers
*The Non-Freaked Out Guide to Teaching the Common Core by Dave Stuart
*Kelly Gallagher's Article of the Week 
*Common Core flipbook of expectations
*The Common Core Companion by Jim Burke

For more ideas for organizing and managing your classroom:

Hope you'll join us Tuesday, November 24 at 8pm EST to discuss argument. The questions for our next chat will be posted here on Sunday. If you missed this chat, scroll down and read the whole thing below.

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