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Education (Lesson Planning Resources): English Language Arts/Reading

Curricula and Standards

New York State Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards. The Board of Regents adopted the newly revised English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards on September 11, 2017.

Books in the Collection on Teaching Reading in ELA

Teaching Strategy Guides

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Children's/Young Adult Magazines

You may search by topic in any of the database below. For languages other than English, enter the name of the target language in database search box (for example, spanish language). Also search under terms related to target language without adding the term for the language. For example, search under terms related to culture such as Mexico, Mexican, Puerto Rico, etc. (place names, people).

All versions of the database provide FULL TEXT and LEXILE READING LEVELS of magazine articles for children and young adults. They also include some encyclopedia and dictionary articles. For full text, select pdf whenever you have a choice.

For paper copies of some children's/young adults' magazines, see Wadsworth Public Library on Center Street in Geneseo.

Also see databases under News (and other subjects) on Milne Library's LibGuides by Subject pages for articles in popular magazines such as Time, Newsweek, etc. and other resources that might be written at a level that is appropriate for middle or high school students.

Web Resources

ELA/English/Reading Journals

In journal articles: 

Search for articles in ERIC, Education Research Complete or Education Journals using the following search strategies:

More help with journal article searching.

Journal titles for ELA/Reading

  • Language Arts is a professional journal for elementary and middle school teachers and teacher educators.
  • English Journal is a journal of ideas for English language arts teachers in junior and senior high schools and middle schools.
  • The Reading Teacher is a peer-reviewed journal that provides research-based teaching ideas to literacy educators working with children up to age 12.