The school bells are ringing, classrooms are buzzing, and we're off on this year's adventure with a new group of students. NCTE has resources, lesson plans, and activities to support you now and throughout the year.
Online Lesson Plans
The ReadWriteThink website has been providing quality lesson plans, interactive student materials, web resources, and ELA standards to classroom teachers since October of 2002. Highlighted here are examples of some elementary lesson plans with a focus on back to school and creating classroom community.
NEW Books from NCTE
Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards: Grades K-2 or Grades 3-5
These books reinforces 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.
Virtual Conference recordings also available for Grades K-2 or Grades 3-5.
Becoming 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.
Learning to Read the Numbers
Phyllis and David Whitin show how critical readers dig beneath the surface of data to understand how numbers are constructed by authors to portray a certain version of reality.
Teaching Phonics in Context
Through myriad classroom vignettes, experienced educators David Hornsby and Lorraine Wilson show just how phonics is taught and learned in literacy-rich classrooms.
Also, check out the On Demand Web seminar featuring David and Lorraine on Reading and Writing in the Elementary Classroom: Teaching Phonics in Context.
Additional books can be found in the online NCTE Catelog.
NCTE Annual Convention
View the digital edition of the Convention Preview!
Sessions on key topics for elementary literacy educators:
Convention Sessions by Elementary Level (Pre-K-5)