Connected ELA by Paul

June 8, 2020


Connected ELA

“Connected ELA” is a one-semester English Language Arts course for middle and high school students. We invite you to choose five playlists, one from each row or section below. Each playlist meets the standards and is equivalent to 11 hours of seat-time in a traditional classroom. All five playlists equal the work you would have done and standards you would have achieved in a 54-hour semester-long English class. In the five rows or sections below, you will be asked to:

  • Introduce Yourself
  • Start an Inquiry
  • Annotate Literature
  • Write About Literature
  • Create a Digital Portfolio

A complete portfolio can earn you an English credit if you are doing this work with a licensed teacher.

How to Get Started

  1. Open four tabs in your browser. You will need to go back and forth between these tabs to do the work for this course. See below.

  2.  Sign up or log in at your email and at three free online platforms, one in each tab.

    • Your mentor or teacher may have already created accounts for you on these sites.
      If so, log in to each when you need them.
      (Teachers can copy and send this datasheet to for bulk memberships. Only columns B and F are required.)

    • Or, accept our invitation to register yourself on these free tools for online reading and writing, then return to this page to join a couple of groups in #3, just below:

      Gmail & Docs  |  |  |

  3. After signing up:

Great! Now, choose one of the playlists in the first row or section and introduce yourself. Then come back to this page to complete a playlist in all five rows or sections below.

How to set your browser tabs: Email,,,

How to set your browser tabs: Email,,,

Introduce Yourself
Choose one of these LRNG playlists!

Start an Inquiry
Choose one of these LRNG playlists!

Annotating Literature
Choose one of these LRNG playlists!

Writing About Literature
Choose one of these LRNG playlists!

Create a Portfolio