CoverAbout This BookPrefaceAcknowledgementsResearch1. Introduction to K-12 Blended Teaching2. K-12 Blended Teaching Competencies3. Evaluating Blended Teaching with the 4Es and PICRAT4. Elementary Education: Intro to Blended Teaching4-1. ElEd: Why Blend?4-2. ElEd: Online Integration & Management4-3. ElEd: Online Interaction4-4. ElEd: Data Practices4-5. ElEd: Personalization 5. English Language Arts (ELA): Intro to Blended Teaching5-1. ELA: Why Blend?5-2. ELA: Online Integration & Management5-3. ELA: Online Interaction5-4. ELA: Data Practices5-5. ELA: Personalization6. Social Science (SS): Intro to Blended Teaching6-1. SS: Why Blend?6-2. SS: Online Integration & Management6-3. SS: Online Interaction6-4. SS: Data Practices6-5. SS: Personalization 7. Math: Intro to Blended Teaching7-1. Math: Why Blend?7-2. Math: Online Integration & Management7-3. Math: Online Interaction7-4. Math: Data Practices7-5. Math: Personalization8. Science: Intro to Blended Teaching8-1. Science: Why Blend?8-2. Science: Online Integration & Management8-3. Science: Online Interaction8-4. Science: Data Practices8-5. Science: Personalization

English Language Arts (ELA): Intro to Blended Teaching

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5-0.1 Purpose

The purpose of this chapter is to help you prepare to design and implement blended learning within the English Language Arts (ELA) classroom. The image on the cover of the book shows a broad range of disciplines, each represented by a branch of the tree. The four core skills for blended teaching are represented by the common roots of the tree that feed the branches.

While there are some broad commonalities in how blended learning looks across disciplines, there are also many subtle and unique approaches to blended teaching within each discipline. ELA teachers can benefit from examples of blended teaching in English classrooms. As a result, this set of chapters is geared towards providing examples of blended teaching that are specific to the secondary ELA classroom.

5-0.2 Meeting the ELA Blended Teachers

In these chapters, you will receive instruction and ideas from experienced English language arts teachers. They will help you see blended teaching in ELA through the lens of the blended teaching competencies: online integration, online interaction, data practices, and personalization. Learn more about these teachers below.

Meet Your Teacher—Todd Jepperson (3:05)

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Meet Your Teacher—Dave Lee, PhD (2:18)

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Meet Your Teacher—Trent Mikesell (1:27)

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Meet Your Teacher—Jenifer Pickens (1:15)

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Meet Your Teacher: Brianne Anderson (2:39)

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Let's start in the next chapter with learning why we might want to blend an ELA classroom.

A special thanks to the reviewers of these ELA chapters. They include a mix of preservice teachers, in-class teachers, administrators, and higher education faculty. 

Suggested Citation

(2021). English Language Arts (ELA): Intro to Blended Teaching. In , , , , & (Eds.), K-12 Blended Teaching (Vol 2): A Guide to Practice Within the Disciplines , 2. EdTech Books.

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