MS AND HS - GREAT WEBSITES (alphabetical by the creator's last name or site name)

Bernabei, Gretchen
http://www.trailofbreadcrumbs.net/index.html
Gretchen Bernabei, Author of Why We Run with Scissors and Reviving the Essay

Boeking, Melanie
Doctoral Student, UTSA
Former Instructional Technology Specialist at Round Rock High School
http://boeckingblogtalk.blogspot.com/
A "blog workshop" for teachers on how to integrate and how to effectively use blogs in the classroom.

Burke, Jim
http://englishcompanion.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network
A place for English teachers to ask questions and get help. A community dedicated to helping you enjoy your work. A cafe without walls or coffee: just friends.

The English Teacher's Friend
http://www.englishteachersfriend.com/
Welcome to the English teacher's friend, a site dedicated to helping middle school and high school English teachers.

Krashen, Dr. Stephen
http://www.sdkrashen.com/
Stephen D. Krashen is a professor emeritus at the University of Southern California, who moved from the linguistics department to the faculty of the School of Education in 1994. He is a linguist, educational researcher, and activist.He produces a great newsletter! Subscribe at the top of his opening webpage!

McBride, Dr. Bill
http://www.entertaininganelephant.com/index.html
Bill McBride has worked in a variety of public school and university settings. In middle and secondary schools, he has served as a Reading Specialist, English and Social Studies teacher, Drama teacher, and Gifted and Talented instructor. On the university level, Bill assisted in the training and evaluation of middle and secondary Language Arts interns. This website has some cool resources and ideas. See Digital BookTalks: http://www.entertaininganelephant.com/tech.html

NCTE
http://www.ncte.org/
A professional organization of educators in English Studies, Literacy, and Language Arts

NCTE/IRA Standards for English Language Arts
http://www.ncte.org/standards
Published jointly by NCTE and the International Reading Association (IRA), The Standards for the English Language Arts is designed to complement other national, state, and local standards and contributes to ongoing discussion about English language arts classroom activities and curricula. Required reading for ELA professionals at all levels.

Newspapers in Education Program (Austin American Statesman)
http://www.nieonline.com/austin/orderdetails.cfm?feature=formspage#
To register for sponsored classroom newspapers during the 2012-2013 school year, please complete this online form. Registration fee options will be available on the confirmation page. Pay the 2012-2013 sign-up fee securely online.

Round Rock ISD Secondary Language Arts Wiki
http://dive-into-language-arts.wikispaces.com/
This wiki was created as a resource for English Language Arts, Reading, and ESL teachers from grades 6-12 in Round Rock ISD. Please join in on the fun!

Texas Library Association Reading Lists
Lone Star Reading List (Middle School)
Tayshas Reading Lists (High School)

Web 2.0 for the 21st Century Teacher
http://learningdigital.pbworks.com/
Dr. David Byrum, Professor at Texas State University
Do you want to learn more about the Web 2.0 technologies, and how to use them in your classroom? Dr. David Byrum, professor at Texas State University in San Marcos, together with some of his graduate students created and amazing wiki full of resources for teachers. There you can find readings on the technologies you want to learn, ideas about how you can integrate them into your classroom, and video tutorials so you can learn how to use the technology at your own pace. Not only that, all the activities created there are based on the ISTE standards for Teachers.

MS AND HS - LISTSERVS YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN...
NCTE Inbox
http://www.ncte.org/newsletter/subscribe
The INBOX is your free, weekly email wrap-up of the most important stories in English language arts education, ideas for your classroom, and news from NCTE. This email newsletter is filled with great teacher resources, information on professional development opportunities, timesaving classroom tips, and much more - and it's delivered right to your computer!

TEA's ELA-Reading Mailing List
http://miller.tea.state.tx.us/list/
Scroll and find ELA-Reading. Sign up for the latest state updates!