Posts about English Language Arts

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

Posts about English Language Arts


Fishtank School Spotlight: New Heights Middle School

May 04, 2022   

New Heights Middle School has been expanding their implementation of Fishtank ELA and Math over the past three school years. In this spotlight, they share the impact Fishtank has had on students and teachers alike. 

The Tools and the Trust that Teachers Deserve

March 10, 2022   

Making confident decisions in an ELA curriculum comes with deep intellectual preparation, not from reading a script. Teachers deserve resources that honor their expertise, engage their intellectual curiosity, and help them continue to learn and grow. Here's how we built Fishtank ELA to do just that.

Fishtank ELA Guiding Principles Affirmed by Latest EdReports Review

February 08, 2022   

Last month, EdReports published their review of the Fishtank Plus ELA program for 3rd–5th Grade. Here we reflect on the ways that this review reinforces many of the underlying principles that guide the design of our ELA curriculum.

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

June 29, 2021   Caroline Gambell

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. 

Elementary ELA Updates: New Unit Names and More

May 26, 2021   Anne Lyneis

Our K–5 ELA units have new names and a few new additions. Find out how our dedication to the different facets of knowledge building informs these choices.