As a professional organization, NCTE is committed to the development of excellent literacy education through all grade levels. Included here is information and resources focusing on Early Literacy.
NCTE Guidelines and Position Statements
Read Together: Parents and Educators Working Together for Literacy
Learning to read doesn't happen magically. Parents and teachers play important roles in developing young readers. Supporting a child is best accomplished when parents and teachers share common methods and basic understandings about the reading process.
Position Statement on Interdisciplinary Learning, Pre-K to Grade 4
Several major national subject-matter organizations developed guidelines and outline the principles that should guide the implementation of an integrated curriculum.
The Early Childhood Education Assembly (ECEA) is an assembly that supports teachers of young children with a strong emphasis on promoting thoughtful practices that enhance the teaching and learning of young children within and across diverse communities.
For information, visit http://www.eceassembly.blogspot.com/ or contact Chair, Vivian Vasquez, Gray Hall 220, American University, Washington, DC 20016.
Join the ECEA at the NCTE Annual Convention for the Day of Early Childhood. This day features sessions specifically for educators of children in preschool and early elementary and is devoted to issues of teaching, learning, and young children.
Policy Research Briefs
The NCTE Squire Office on Policy Research has published several Policy Briefs which summarize and present the relevant research findings on a variety of issues important to education today.
Lesson Plans from ReadWriteThink
These classroom-tested lesson plans provide ready resources for teachers working with students from kindergarten to high school.
Pathways is a yearlong professional development experience that helps teachers, schools, and districts address the unique needs of learners with content on key areas such as 21st Century Literacy and English Language Learners.
NCTE Consultants Specializing in Early Literacy
Bring an experienced NCTE consultant to your school to engage your staff in a workshop or presentation on early literacy topics today!
NCTE Web Seminars
These virtual events are a convenient and meaningful form of professional development. On Demand Web seminars provide the recorded version of the virtual event and include all audio, video, chat discussion, and actions within the presentation.
National Gallery of Writing
The National Gallery of Writing is available for browsing and contributing early literacy writing. The National Gallery houses all kinds of writing from people from all walks of life. Established by NCTE, the National Gallery highlights the remarkable variety of writing we engage in today; provides a collection for research on whether writing today has risen to new highs or sunk to new lows; and helps us help others to write better. Contribute writing or start your own gallery today!