A+ SEL: English Language Arts and SEL in the Classroom

April 2022

A+ SEL: English Language Arts and SEL in the Classroom

How do you embed SEL skills and mindfulness into an English language arts classroom? ELA is a natural connection to SEL as students learn to express strong emotions and opinions, recognize and manage emotions, and recognize others’ emotions. In this issue, we explore what classrooms look and feel like when social and emotional learning is woven into academic learning—and how you can make SEL part of your next ELA lesson, no matter what grade you teach.

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Uncommon Results From Common Core Standards: How SEL Skills Can Support Student Success in ELA Classrooms image
April 2022

Uncommon Results From Common Core Standards: How SEL Skills Can Support Student Success in ELA Classrooms

By Emily Hemingway As a result of the pandemic, more elementary students are now considered struggling readers, and schools across the nation are looking for ways to close those gaps…

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April 2022

Using Whole-Class Reading to Create Skillful Readers and Writers

By Bruce Hansen When all students in the class are placed into the same high-interest literature—be it a poem, story, essay, novel, or play—magical things can happen in the classroom.…

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April 2022

Cultivating Metacognitive Skills Through Writing Instruction

By Emily Loughead As learners, we are constantly using meta- cognitive skills to support ourselves in everyday life in both small- and large-scale ways. Often referred to as the “thinking…

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April 2022

Bridging Home and School to Support Literacy Skill Building

By Leah Carson After more than a year of remote learning, periods of quarantine, family illnesses, and loss, educators are exploring every avenue of support to help students rebuild their…

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April 2022

Leading the Way

What are you doing now to plan for SEL in your school communities next year? Leslie Paynter: We are adding an SEL component/form to each student’s individual portfolio. The SEL…

From Our SEL Field Notebook: Academic Success Through Literacy image
April 2022

From Our SEL Field Notebook: Academic Success Through Literacy

A Conversation With Dr. Ramona Thomas

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