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.
Invite students and colleagues to choose a favorite poem and carry it in their pockets to celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 18, sponsored by the Academy of American Poets. During the day, encourage readers to unfold and read their pocketed poems in celebration of the visions of poets. See the Academy of American Poets website for resources to help you celebrate National Poetry Month! And share your poem selection on Twitter by using the hashtag #pocketpoem.
Drs. David and Yvonne Freeman, professors at the University of Texas at Brownsville, have been selected as recipients of the 2013 Outstanding Educators in the English Language Arts award. This award recognizes a distinguished national or international educator who has made major contributions to the field of language arts in elementary education.
Monsieur Marceau: Actor without Words by Leda Schubert and illustrated by Gérard DuBois (Roaring Brook Press) has been awarded with the 2013 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children. Each year, one winner and up to five honorable mention books are recognized along with a list of recommended books.
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Readers of the elementary journal, Language Arts, have a new feature of podcasts by some of the issue's authors. Check out LA today!
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