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College Level Back to School Resources - Previous Revision

America's schools and colleges will welcome back large numbers of students this fall. NCTE has resources, lesson plans, and activities to support you now and throught the year. 

Check out these fresh ideas to feel empowered, and renew yourself as you head back to class!


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New Books and More from NCTE

Thumbnail for Fiction of Toni Morrison, The: Reading and Writing on Race, Culture, and IdentityA collection of essays offering new and experienced teacher-scholars alternative ways to approach Toni Morrison's fiction and prose in the classroom, focusing on the history of racism and identity and cultural politics. Co-winner of the 2008 Toni Morrison Book Prize for Best Edited Collection

Code-Meshing As World English: Pedagogy, Policy, Performance 
Editors: Vershawn Ashanti Young, Aja Y. Martinez
A collected volume of original essays, Code-Meshing as World English presents code meshing—blending dialects and languages with standard English—as the better pedagogical alternative to code switching—shifting between dialects or languages in different settings—in teaching literacy to diverse learners.

Thumbnail for College Credit for Writing in High School: The "Taking Care of" BusinessCollege Credit for Writing in High School: The "Taking Care of" Business
Editors: Kristine Hansen, Christine Farris
this collection explores various options that students have for "taking care of" the first-year college writing requirement, including AP tests, concurrent enrollment/dual-credit courses, the International Baccalaureate diploma, and early college high schools.


Thumbnail for What Is “College-Level” Writing? Volume 2: Assignments, Readings, and Student Writing SamplesWhat Is “College-Level” Writing? Volume 2: Assignments, Readings, and Student Writing Samples 
Editors: Patrick Sullivan, Howard Tinberg, Sheridan Blau
This sequel to What Is “College-Level” Writing? (2006) highlights the practical aspects of teaching writing.  By design, the essays in this collection focuses on things all English and writing teachers concern themselves with on a daily basis--assignments, readings, and real student writing.


Teaching Writing Online: How and Why
Author(s): Scott Warnock
Whether you are new to teaching writing online or are looking for a more comprehensive approach, this book will provide the ideas and structure you need.



Thumbnail for Teaching Writing in High School and College: Conversations and CollaborationsTeaching Writing in High School and College: Conversations and Collaborations
Editor: Thomas Thompson
What can teachers do to prepare high school students to write effectively in college? Thomas C. Thompson has compiled an illuminating collection of encouraging narratives and studies suggesting that secondary–postsecondary partnerships and exchanges can significantly improve students’ ability to succeed at college-level writing tasks.



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