English Language Arts (ELA) Standards Support
Inspired by the National Council of Teachers of English1, the reference points that are bolded below can enhance your ELA instruction.
Develop listening and speaking skills with author interviews and discussion guides.
- Consider Helen Frost's use of two voices to narrate Salt: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War. Her Meet-the-Author Recording shares some of the backstory for the book.
"When readers see words like settlers and frontier, they might not pause to consider that what was a frontier to some was a homeland to others." -Helen Frost
Delve into and analyze literature.
- Contemplate the shifts in focus and perspective required of Francisco X. Stork in his work on Marcelo in the Real World as described in his Meet-the-Author Recording.
1. Referenced from "NCTE / IRA Standards for the English Language Arts." National Council of Teachers of English, http://www.ncte.org/standards/ncte-ira.