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


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.  

Looking Forward: Priorities for the 2021–22 School Year

May 19, 2021   Anne Lyneis and Jami Therrien Wells

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

March 31, 2021   Ebony Moses

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.