(These question responses are under construction.)
My English Language Arts blog has some lessons and ideas. - K.E. Smith
The Canadian Language Portal is useful for grammar, spelling, and language statistics about Canadian language. https://www.noslangues-ourlanguages.gc.ca/prps-bt-eng.html
Why do we read? http://youtu.be/MSYw502dJNY Also check out the continuing videos on this YouTube selection - Crash course in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliette.
Object-Oriented Inquiry http://cadrek12.org/category/project-focus/category-topic-area/disciplinary-content-knowledge ... sometimes known by other names such as Project-Focused Inquiry is useful for hands-on learning. Check out the MentorMob for many other examples of ELA lessons of this category http://www.mentormob.com/learn/i/pbl-my-favs/project-based-learning-examples-lesson-plans-ideas-templates-learningreviewscom-k12-educational-websites
Robert Burns, Scottish lyric poet http://www.robertburns.org
Use the Fab Four Strategy
Fab Four Read-Aloud from Reciprocal Teaching at Work by Lori Oczkus from International Reading Assoc on Vimeo.