About Franchesca Warren

For fifteen years Franchesca taught English/Language Arts in two urban districts in Atlanta, Georgia, and Memphis, Tennessee. Increasingly frustrated with decisions being made about public education from people who were not in the classroom, in 2012 she decided to start a blog about what it was really like to teach in public schools. In the last four years, The Educator's Room has grown to become the premiere source for resources, tools, and strategies for all things teaching and learning. To learn more about Franchesca Warren's work, please visit www.franchescalanewarren.com.

CommonLit: CommonLit is a nonprofit education technology organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, especially students in Title I schools, graduate with the reading, writing, communication, and problem-solving skills they need to be successful in college and beyond. This is a great tool to help students as they try to stay on track with grade-level work.

Website: www.commonlit.org

Readworks: This website offers FREE content, curriculum, and tools to power teaching and learning from Kindergarten to 12th Grade. Similar to CommonLit, this is a great tool to help students be exposed to grade-level work.

Website: www.readworks.org

NewsELA NewsELA takes authentic content from the world’s most trusted providers and turns it into learning materials that are classroom-ready. through closure or building plans to prepare, we’re here to help you ensure that learning doesn’t stop. We’re offering free access to Newsela’s entire product suite for the rest of the 2019/2020 school year.

Website: www.newsela.com

Quill: Quill provides free writing and grammar activities for elementary, middle, and high school students. With an easy interface and engaging content, this is a website that can help students and parents keep children engaged on all faucets of English/Language Arts.

Website: www.quill.org

No Red Ink: NoRedInk builds stronger writers through interest-based curriculum, adaptive exercises, and actionable data. Through the years, NoRedInk has been through many versions and this one may be the best version.

Website: www.noredink.com

ReadTheory: This website gives personalized reading comprehension exercises for K-12 and ESL students that are not only standards-based but has engaging materials.

Website: www.readtheory.com

Turnitin: Known as a resource to catch plagiarism, Turnitin has dramatically changed with resources to help students write authentically — from the first draft to final submission

Website: www.turnitin.com

Purdue OWL: The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.

Website: www.owl.purdue.edu

UNC Writing Center: The Writing Center is an instructional service that provides writing assistance for students, faculty, and staff. We offer both face-to-face and online consultations, as well as a collection of online resources for writers and educators.

Website: www.writingcenter.unc.edu

LiteracyShed:  This site is the home to a wealth of short films and animations and related teaching ideas.

Website: www.literacyshed.com

English Grammar Online: A great resource to learn English as both a native and as an English as a second language and everything is free!

Website: www.ego4u.com

Kialo: Kialo Edu is a custom version of Kialo (kialo.com), the world’s largest argument mapping and debate site, specifically designed for classroom use.

Website: www.kialo-edu.com

Epic: Epic! is the leading digital library for kids 12 and under, and it is free for educators.  You can instantly get access to 35,000 of the best books, learning videos, quizzes, & more.

Website: www.getepic.com

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