English in the Time of Coronavirus

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Schools are closing across the U.S. in an attempt to stem the tide of coronavirus infections. ELA Academy is a good source of free instructional videos for English language arts.

Gearing up for Year 2 of ELA Academy

I feel pretty good about Year 1 of ELA Academy. I got the channel started, decided I hated my microphone, found a good one after several duds, decided I hated the way my nonscripted videos turned out, deleted all the old videos, revamped the PowerPoint template, started scripting, remade some of the old videos, got … Read more Gearing up for Year 2 of ELA Academy

TKAM Annotation Demo

Need help with summer reading annotations? Just need help reading more deeply? Then check out this two-part video demonstrating good annotations with chapter 1 of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – a novel often assigned for summer reading: PART ONE: PART TWO: Just so you don’t have to go looking for it, here’s the … Read more TKAM Annotation Demo

Short Answer Basics Part 3 – Symbolism

Here’s part 3 of the series on short answer questions. In this video, I demonstrate how to analyze a symbol and write about it: Click here to download a worksheet for analyzing and writing about a symbol: SAQ – analyzing a symbol Click here to support ELA Academy on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ELAAcademy

Antony’s Rhetorical Appeals update

As I explained in yesterday’s post, I decided to re-record some of my old videos with my new and improved microphone. Today’s refreshed video is Antony’s Rhetorical Appeals. Here’s a link to the original post, which now links to the new video. Don’t miss the handout and other materials! Antony’s Rhetorical Appeals Click here to … Read more Antony’s Rhetorical Appeals update