Now that we are all settled in and new routines have been established, don't forget to step outside your comfort zone and try innovative things with your lessons. Using Google Classroom to have students submit assignments and NewsELA to read current events? Why not connect the two and promote collaboration by having students work simultaneously on their own digital newspaper! (Hint: Google has some phenomenal templates available!) Are your students needing a little motivation for reading? Perhaps you could have students write their own book reviews online through platforms like Scholastic's
Share What You're Reading, where they have a real student audience (grades K-12) to read their book reviews. Students appreciate feeling that their opinion really matters to someone beyond the walls of their classroom and they get writing practice to boot! The possibilities are endless!