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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 informationLog on to for research-based lesson plans and online resources that will help you to teach reading and English language arts in grades K-12.

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!

Back to School Booklist
Compiled by the ReadWriteThink staff, this booklist names texts that can be shared with students the first few days of school. If you have additional titles that have been successful in your classroom, please write and share them with us!

calendarReadWriteThink 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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