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Back to School Resources

The school bells are ringing, classrooms are buzzing, and we're off on this year's adventure with a new group of students.  NCTE has resources, lesson plans, and activities to support you now and throughout the year.  Explore the strategies and resources below and the back to school resources by level.

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Ideas from ReadWriteThink

Click here for more informationVisit, where the mission is to provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials.

Connecting to Summer Reading This Fall
You encouraged students to read over the summer.  What do you do now that they're returning to the classroom?  Check out the Summer Reading and Learning Resources for ideas!

Grades K- 5 Back to School Booklist and Grades 6-9 Booklist for Back to School
Compiled by the ReadWriteThink staff, these booklists suggest texts and titles that can be shared with students the first few days and weeks of school. If you have additional titles that have been successful in your classroom, please share them with us!

ReadWriteThink Calendar
Not your everyday calendar, here you can find important events in literary history, authors' birthdays, and a variety of holidays, all with related activities and resources that make them more relevant to students. View by day, by week, or by month.


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