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Frequently Adopted Titles for College Coursework

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Code-Meshing as World EnglishCross-Talk in Comp Theory

Supporting Students in a Time of Core StandardsTeaching YA Lit through Differentiated Instruction




  Critical Encounters in High School English 

The Writing Workshop 




Lesson Plans for Developing Digital Literacies

Writing in the Dialogical Classroom





 Adolescents and Digital LiteraciesAdolescents and the Teaching of Reading


NCTE offers an outstanding collection of course books and we are happy to provide exam copies to qualified instructors who wish to consider them for adoption. Our examination and desk copy policy is as follows:

Please send your request on school letterhead and include the following:

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  • NCTE member ID (for Exam Copies)
  • Course name
  • Course number
  • Semester in which the book will be used
  • Shipping address (Please allow 2-4 weeks for U.S. delivery.)  

You may either fax your request to (217) 328-9645, email (PDF): or mail to: 

Attn: Exam/Desk Copy Program
NCTE Customer Service
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Urbana, IL 61801-1096
(877) 369-6283

NoteNCTE members may request one exam copy per professor per semester

Faculty can request one desk copy per semester per title, up to three titles. The titles need to be adopted for the course and a minimum of 15 copies per title needs to be previously ordered for the course.  

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