ELA Resources

Welcome to the Herkimer BOCES ELA Resources page.

The following are research and resources to support your lifelong learning of English. We are open to take suggestions for research links, articles, and websites that support you as individual learners.

Below are some links that will direct you to online articles on English, providing you with the current research on instructional practices in English Language Arts.

New York State Education Department
New York States Education Department provides the most comprehensive support for educators. Your first stop provides access to state updates, state standards, and information on state assessments.

National Council for Teachers of English 
The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education.

Write On, NY! 
Write on, NY! is a statewide writing initiative that promotes student writing and the Lifelong Practices of Writers. This initiative is a collaborative endeavor with New York State’s teachers, districts, educational organizations, the NYSED English Language Arts Advisory Panel, and statewide ELA and literacy professional organizations.

Purdue Owl
Whether your students need clarification on grammar, style or proper citations, this site can help. With printable and online practice and teacher resources, the OWL does an admirable job of fulfilling its goal of assisting students “in their development as writers—no matter what their skill level.”

Teaching Tolerance 
Teaching Tolerance is “a place where educators who care about diversity, equity and justice can find news, suggestions, conversation and support.” This is my go-to spot any time I want to make my teaching more socially aware. It is filled with well-crafted commentary about teaching social justice, resources for teachers, and inspiration to fight the good fight.

Scaffolding Guides 
The Supporting All Students Resource Guides were designed through collaboration between the New York State Education Department and partners in the field.  The purpose of these guides is to provide teachers with examples of scaffolds and strategies to supplement their instruction of English language arts (ELA) and mathematics curricula.  The guides use the EngageNY ELA and mathematics modules as exemplars since they are free and open source curricula available for all New York State educators. 

Reading Rockets 
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project that offers a wealth of research-based reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better. Our reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.