Emily Elizabeth Smith from Cunningham Elementary in Austin, Texas, has been named the winner of the 2015 Donald H. Graves Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Writing. Smith is a fifth grade teacher of gifted ESL students who explains, “My vision for their education is an all-encompassing one that reaches every need and glorifies every strength. It must first start with a cohesive community that interacts with social justice issues of today.”
Learn more about Emily in her Reflective Essay.
Join us for the Graves Writing Award presentation at the Elementary Get-Together on Thursday, November 19, during the NCTE Annual Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Responsibility, Creativity, and the Arts of Language
November 19-22, 2015, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Join elementary educators as we come together in Minneapolis, making the land of 10,000 lakes the land of ten times as many ideas. Browse the Convention Preview and make your plans today!
The Elementary Section will host several sessions and events this year including:
The Early Childhood Education Assembly will host the Day of Early Childhood on Saturday with "Literacy as an Anti-Bias Matter" featuring Louise Derman-Sparks as the opening session and "The Barbershop Literacy Project" featuring Claudette Cole as the closing session.
Join the Children's Literature Assembly on Sunday morning for breakfast with author Kadir Nelson.
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The Early Childhood Education Assembly (ECEA) supports teachers of young children with a strong emphasis on promoting thoughtful practices that enhance the teaching and learning of young children within and across diverse communities.
The Children's Literature Assembly (CLA) provides a forum, undertakes programs and projects of special concern to people interested in children's literature, promotes the field of children's literature, and serves as a clearinghouse for information on children's literature.