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Elementary Section - Previous Revision

The Elementary Section of NCTE represents a diverse group of teachers, literacy coaches, reading and special education interventionists, teacher educators, and school administrators interested in literacy development and in literacy teaching at the elementary school level.  Our primary task is to connect and support teachers as they work closely with students, administrators, and families to develop and promote lifelong literacy learning.  We cordially welcome all educators interested in reading, writing and the language arts.

Submit a Nomination for the Graves Writing Award

Donald GravesNominations are now being accepted for the NCTE Donald H. Graves Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Writing.  The award was established in 2001 by Donald H. Graves and annually recognizes teachers in grades K-6 who demonstrate an understanding of student improvement in the teaching of writing. 
Learn more and submit your nomination today


Language Arts Features Podcasts

Cover Art for Language Arts, Vol. 89, No. 5, May 2012Readers of the elementary journal, Language Arts, have a new feature of podcasts by some of the issue's authors.  Check out LA today!

From the May 2012 issue of Language Arts, "History of the Word, Part I: Centennial Issue."

Conversation Currents: The Best of Times, the Worst of Times?
Dr. Kenneth Goodman and Dr. Yetta Goodman, from the University of Arizona, and Dr. Bess Altwerger, from Towson University, share their thoughts about the history of reading theory and instruction, how their view of the reading process has evolved, and how literacy theory and instruction have become of interest in public arenas.

Listen to the Podcast or Read the Article

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Professional Development on your Desktop

Click here for more informationNCTE Web seminars are interactive, multimedia professional development experiences delivered over the Internet featuring some of NCTE’s most experienced presenters.

Are you an instructional leader who wants to learn more about organizing groups of teachers for meaningful professional learning? 
NCTE is offering complimentary Web seminars to help with just that.  Space is limited, so register today!

Can't Attend a Live Event?

Click here for more informationBuy the recorded presentation today!  On Demand Web Seminars provide the recorded version of the virtual event and include all audio, video, chat discussion, and actions within the presentation. 



Common Core Standard Resources

Supporting Students in a Time of Core StandardsSupporting 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

Check out these additional common core resources today!




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