American Students Deserve a Multilingual Education

As an English language teacher in an international primary school and a language learner myself, I often think about how many K-12 students in the United States are given the opportunity to study another language in school. The answer? Not enough. There are a number of research organizations collecting data about foreign language study and multilingualism in the U.S., however,

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Teaching Resources: Extended metaphor examples in literature

What is an extended metaphor? A metaphor that continues over multiple sentences and that is sometimes extended throughout an entire work. Why do writers use extended metaphor examples in literature? Extended metaphors allow writers to draw a larger comparison between two things or ideas. In rhetoric, they allow the audience to visualize a complex idea in a memorable or tangible

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How Using AI Optimizes Instruction and Learning in Secondary Writing

Inspired by past educators, Aida Hadzovic has built a reputation for innovative teaching strategies for English. Hadzovic earned a degree in English education and later pursued a science degree in part because of the demand for science teachers in Brooklyn, New York. Her diverse background in teaching writing, science and coding positioned her well to participate in the Project Topeka

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Teaching Partner, Grading Assistant or Substitute Teacher?

AI tools have rapidly entered Language Arts classrooms. The proliferation of AI tools has outpaced efforts to understand how AI’s presence might change teaching practices or the role of the teacher. ChatGPT adds to the suite of AI tools that might be encountered in an ELA classroom, along with automated essay scoring, writing evaluation and feedback. As with all emerging

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I Have a Dream Speech Analysis: Lesson Plan & Video

On November 2, 1983, Martin Luther King Jr. Day became a federal holiday when Ronald Reagan signed the King Holiday Bill into law. But this day was a long time in the making and only became a reality after a 15-year campaign to officially celebrate King’s legacy nationwide. Martin Luther King Jr. day is a perfect opportunity to teach about

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