Each month, we share five things we love as part of our Footnotes Newsletter. Check out some of our favorite English language arts articles we found around the web.

1. Writing for an Audience Beyond the Teacher: 10 Reasons to Send Student Work Out Into the World

Have you ever wanted to showcase your students’ written work beyond the classroom? This article tells you how to get started.

2. Dealing a Title!

Over at Technology Pursuit, Melissa Pilakowski explains how she turned what could have been a boring lesson on title writing into an entertaining classroom game.

3. Line breaks, featuring poems by Gwendolyn Brooks & Terrance Hayes

Sometimes, the placement of line breaks can dramatically change a poem’s entire meaning, as Melissa Smith’s students discovered during a classroom discussion.

4. Text to Text | ‘The Metamorphosis’ and ‘How Social Isolation Is Killing Us’

This intriguing lesson plan pairs Kafka’s absurdist novella with an article on modern societal troubles taken from The New York Times archive.

5. Simply Syntax

Atlanta-based educator Susan Barber shares some simple activities that will help students use syntax to understand difficult reading passages.