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.
Summer is a time of fun in the sun--but a dangerous hazard lurks in the shadows: the infamous summer slide! Summer slide is the term used to describe the academic loss that kids suffer as they take a break from school during the summer months. But fear not, ReadWriteThink.org can help make your child's time off school filled with reading and writing opportunities that are both educational and fun. Click here to learn more!
Nominations are now being accepted for the NCTE Donald H. Graves Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Writing. The award annually recognizes teachers in grades K-6 who demonstrate an understanding of student improvement in the teaching of writing. Deadline June 15.
Learn more and submit your nomination today!
Readers 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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The NCTE fall Web seminars are part of a series focused on skills and teaching practices that are essential to successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards. School leaders, coaches, and teachers will learn strategies for gearing up for the demands of the CCSS. Join us this fall for one session or the entire series!
Can't Attend a Live Event?
Buy 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.
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.
Check out these additional common core resources today!