Recommended Books: Language Arts

Recommended Books: Language Arts Instruction

Writing Workshop: An Essential Guide: A GREAT new book by Ralph Fletcher and Joann Portalupi. A must read if you are interested in getting your students to write.

In the Middle: A great book for those who will be teaching middle school language. This is one of those books you will read and re-read during your first teaching years.

Structured Writing II: Using Inspiration Software to Teach Essay Development

CAUGHT'YA: More Grammar with a Giggle: Daily grammar and punctuation lessons in a fun format for grades 3 through 12. MORE ...

The Writing Workshop Working through the Hard Parts (And They're All Hard Parts): This book is a practical, comprehensive guide for new and experienced teachers. The challenges of the writing workshop are confronted head-on, with chapters on day-to-day instruction, classroom management, the development of writing identities, and the tone of workshop teaching.

Writing Pictures K- 12: A Bridge to Writing Workshop. Help your students become more confident writers with the non-threatening, step-by-step process in this guide. MORE ...

Educational Creative Puzzles: Boost creativity, word power and lateral thinking skills in a fun way, the whole brain way.

Hot Fudge Monday: Tasty ways to teach parts of speech to students who have a hard time swallowing anything to do with grammar. If you have ever felt frustrated by kids nodding off as you try to teach parts of speech, this book is for you.

AbraVocabra: Help your students improve their vocabularies with AbraVocabra, a book that makes teaching vocabulary easy and effective.  AbraVocabra includes the following: "tip-off" sentences to help students figure out what the words mean, student-friendly definitions, lots of ideas for getting the students to use the words, interesting tests, and playing cards and instructions for playing the game AbraVocabra.

Journal Jumpstarts: You will never run out of writing topics when you have Journal Jumpstarts at your fingertips. This compact, easy to use book has over 400 ideas for writing, plus the most practical tips you will ever find on the subject of journal writing in the classroom.

Language Arts Activities for Children: Over 150 fun, high-interest activities to build a broad range of English language skills. All activities are presented in a practical lesson plan format with step-by-step procedures.

Teaching Creative Writing: A great resource for teaching creative writing. I have used this book for three years. My students enjoy the many activities in this book.

Writing Process Activities Kit: 75 Ready-To-Use Lessons and Worksheets for Grades 7 - 12 A collection of 75 sequential writing lesson plans.

Hooked on Writing: Ready to Use Writing Process Activities for Grades 4 - 8 Another excellent step-by-step guide for teaching the writing process to students.

Real-Life Writing Activities For Young Authors: A complete curriculum of ready-to-use activities and materials to spark better writing. You get 40 classroom-tested writing projects with over 100 time-saving reproducibles that hold students' attention while helping them build a broad range of writing skills.

Grammar Grabbers: To parse or not to parse? To diagram or not to diagram? These are the questions and GRAMMAR GRABBERS gives you the answers. This great resources has over 200 reproducible activities that get students in grades 6 - 12 interested in grammar.

Beyond Roses are Red Violets are Blue: Poet Benjamin Green has developed a very successful method of teaching students to write thoughtful, high quality free verse. Each exercise helps students to create a poem, offering structured guidance without stifling creativity.

More Language Arts Books

How To Thrive And Survive In The Classroom

Guide To Getting A Teaching Job

ETeach: A Teacher Resource. A Teacher Resource For Learning The Strategies Of Master Teachers.