NGSS! LiteracyTA to the Rescue!

The new science standards bring together skills, knowledge, and habits of mind that target ways of learning in science. The goal of these standards is to improve student achievement in science and deepen students’ knowledge of how science and engineering works in the world.

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50 Writing Prompts for Grades 6-12

As we prepare for testing season, we want our students writing. Everyday, students should practice getting their ideas out on paper. To help middle and high school teachers, we have developed this classroom-ready presentation that offers argumentative, informative, and narrative writing topics. We are reposting this presentation because it now boasts 50 topics! We recently added 35 prompts.

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A Writing Process for All

LiteracyTA provides a writing framework (or process) that helps teachers teach argumentative, informative, and narrative writing. For each step in the process, teachers have access to practical activities and support resources like writing plans, templates, sentence starters, and verb lists.

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Get them ready: Gamify Writing Fluency

Understanding and responding appropriately to a timed writing situation is key to students' success. As is the case with any writing task, students must recognize what they are being asked to do and quickly orient themselves to the expectations that are associated with the task.

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Test Ready: Deepening Students' Comprehension

When students sit down to take tests this spring, there are two decisions that can help them raise their scores from last year: build prior knowledge and read with purpose. During the exam, students should use the texts and the questions to gain knowledge about the topic and how to read the passage.

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