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Annual Convention

2014 NCTE Annual ConventionStory As the Landscape of Knowing

November 20-23, 2014 | Gaylord National Resort

Don't miss this opportunity to engage with authors and educators from across the country on topics important to you. Check out these Elementary events and begin planning your convention experience today!

Online Learning

Whether you are thinking about your own professional learning needs or responsible for planning with others, NCTE makes the resources easily accessible.

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Lesson Plans

These elementary lesson plans from ReadWriteThink focus on back to school and creating classroom community with interactive student materials, Web resources, and ELA standards for classroom teachers.



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Reading Assessment: Artful Teachers, Successful Students

Editor Diane Stephens and colleagues explore how artful pre-K–5 teachers come to know their students through assessment and use that knowledge to customize reading instruction.

This book is part of the Principles in Practice imprint.

Entering the ConversationsEntering the Conversations: Practicing Literacy in the Disciplines

Learn how students at all levels of instruction can learn both subject matter and the discipline-specific practices for reading and writing about that subject matter.

This book is part of the Principles in Practice imprint.


Thumbnail for Reading Assessment: Artful Teachers, Successful StudentsTeacher Inquiry in Literacy Workshops: Forging Relationships through Reggio-Inspired Practice

The challenges and rewards of early childhood education come alive in this collection of narratives by a community of nascent teacher-researchers who share their investigations of enacting literacy workshops in Reggio-inspired classrooms.


Becoming Writers in the Elementary ClassroomBecoming Writers in the Elementary Classroom: Visions and Decisions

Katie Van Sluys demonstrates how to (re)claim our professional practice to ensure that young people have the opportunity to become competent, constantly growing writers who use writing to think, communicate, and pose as well as solve problems.

This book is part of the Principles in Practice imprint.


Grades 3-5 BookSupporting Students in a Time of Core Standards:

Grades K-2 or Grades 3-5

These books reinforce a focus on student learning by demonstrating ways of addressing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in grades K-2 and 3-5 while also adhering to NCTE principles of effective teaching.

More Common Core Resources from NCTE 


Language Arts

Language ArtsTreat yourself to the digital features of podcasts in the elementary journal, Language Arts.  Podcasts feature a conversation with one of the authors from an issue, as well as highlights from the LA section, “Conversation Currents.”  

Members receive six issues of LA for only $25/year.  Not a subscriber? Subscribe today!  

Go Green!GO GREEN!  Make a long-term impact on the environment by receiving Language Arts-Green today! 


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