Author:
Stacy Miller
Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Lower Primary, Upper Primary, Middle School, High School
Tags:
  • Choice Board
  • High School
  • Language
  • Middle School
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Reading
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Upper Elementary
  • Writing
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs

    Education Standards

    ELA Student Choice Boards

    ELA Student Choice Boards

    Overview

    As a way to support teachers with English Language Arts (ELA) instruction during the pandemic, the NCDPI ELA team created choice boards featuring standards-aligned ELA activities.

    The intended purpose of these choice boards is to provide a way for students to continue standards-based learning while schools are closed. Each activity can be adapted and modified to be completed with or without the use of digital tools. Many activities can also be repeated with different texts. These standards-based activities are meant to be a low-stress approach to reinforcing and enriching the skills learned during the 2019-2020 school year. The choice boards are to be used flexibly by teachers, parents, and students in order to meet the unique needs of each learner.

    Exploration activities are provided for a more self-directed or guided approach to independent learning for students. These activities and sites should be used as a way to explore concepts, topics, skills, and social and emotional competencies that interest the learner. 

    ELA Choice Boards

    As written, the choice boards’ intended audience is students. These choice boards can be printed and/or shared directly with students as is or be adapted prior to dissemination. See more specific guidance on using the choice boards below.

    Teachers - Teachers can adapt the activities while maintaining alignment with the anchor standards addressed by each activity.

    Caregivers - These activities have been created in a way that provides explicit instruction to support parents in facilitating their students’ learning.

    Students - The choice board format allows students to choose among the activities as a way to reinforce skills, explore new concepts, and take ownership of and self-reflect on their learning.

    *Note: Teachers may need to adapt the choice boards depending on current resources and situations. This information should not supersede Public School Unit (PSU) recommendations. The inclusion of ideas and/or resources in this resource does not constitute endorsement or verification by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

    As a way to support teachers with English Language Arts (ELA) instruction during the pandemic, the NCDPI ELA team created choice boards featuring standards-aligned ELA activities.

    The intended purpose of these choice boards is to provide a way for students to continue standards-based learning while schools are closed. Each activity can be adapted and modified to be completed with or without the use of digital tools. Many activities can also be repeated with different texts. These standards-based activities are meant to be a low-stress approach to reinforcing and enriching the skills learned during the 2019-2020 school year. The choice boards are to be used flexibly by teachers, parents, and students in order to meet the unique needs of each learner.

    Exploration activities are provided for a more self-directed or guided approach to independent learning for students. These activities and sites should be used as a way to explore concepts, topics, skills, and social and emotional competencies that interest the learner. Select a grade-band below to view its choice boards.

    Questions? Contact the NCDPI ELA Team.