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Where can I find lesson plans?

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ReadWriteThink offers a wide array of standards-based lesson plans that meaningfully integrate Internet content into the plans  teaching and/or learning experience. Lessons can be selected according to grade band (K–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12) and area of literacy practice. Each lesson is research-based, and includes a detailed instructional plan. The lessons are written for the teacher but include student-ready materials such as worksheets, interactives, and reviewed Web resources.

What methods of payment does NCTE accept?

NCTE accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, check, money order, or purchase order as payment.  Unfortunately, we do not accept American Express at this time.

Where do I find information on standards for English language arts?

You can view our available standards information online at

Where can I find information about NCTE's Affiliate and Assembly groups?

NCTE has many local and regional affiliates and assemblies that can provide you with a variety of information and resources.

Affiliate information can be found at

Assembly information can be found at

Can I change my user id and password?

Yes, simply log into the website and click on "My Account" in the top, right of the screen.

Please make sure to enter an alphanumeric combination for both your user id and password, and please avoid using any special characters when creating your user id and password.

What is my user id and what is it used for?

If you are a member, the six digit number that appears one the top line of your mailing label on any materials received from NCTE, is your membership/id number.  This is also your default login for your account online.  You would use this six digit number as your user id and your last name as your password.

How soon can I access my journals online after I subscribe?

If you purchase your subscription through our online store, we run the access program every 3 hours starting at 7 am Central Time and running through 10 pm Central Time.  If you join between 10 pm Central Time and 7 am Central Time, your access will be given during the 7 am Central Time update.

If you purchased your subscription by phone, please allow 48 hours processing time if done Monday through Thursday or 72 hours if done on Friday.

How do I change my email address for the INBOX Newsletter?

You can update this online at, by submitting the request through the Contact NCTE Form, or by phone at 877-369-6283.

Where do I find awards programs associated with NCTE, the sections, conferences, or students?

Information on awards can be found online by visiting

How do I renew online?

Simply log in to the website and go to either the homepage or the Renew Your Membership page.  Click on the "Renew my Membership" button in the upper right (it is shown to the right for reference).  If you don't see the button, fill out the Contact NCTE Form or call NCTE Customer Service at 877-369-6283.



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