Posts about English Language Arts

Learn about our curriculum, take a deep dive into some of its features, and much more.

New in Middle School ELA: The 57 Bus and LGBTQ+ Experiences in the U.S.

by Caroline Gambell

June 29, 2021

Curriculum Director Caroline Gambell shares an inside look at the development of our newest 7th grade ELA unit, Claiming Our Place: LGBTQ+ Experiences in the United States. 

Looking Forward: Our Priorities for the 2021–22 School Year

by Anne Lyneis and Jami Therrien Wells

May 19, 2021

At the end of a singularly challenging school year, our curriculum directors turn their attention to the coming year and share our top priorities for the structures, preparation, and resources that will best support teachers and students.

Selecting Core Texts for the High School ELA Classroom

by Ebony Moses

March 31, 2021

Learn about the questions and priorities that are guiding our selection of new unit core texts for High School ELA. Dive deep into our process for examining the existing units of the 9th grade course, and how the new sequence of texts was selected.

Fishtank Teacher Spotlight: Matt Ennis

March 24, 2021

Our Fishtank Teacher Spotlight with Matt Ennis, who uses Fishtank ELA curriculum with his 2nd grade class at P.A. Shaw Elementary School in Boston, Massachusetts.

A New Vision for High School ELA

by Ebony Moses

March 4, 2021

High School ELA Curriculum Director Ebony Moses illuminates how she set a vision for developing and deepening our offerings for 9–12 ELA, and shares the new scope and sequence with course themes and text selections.