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We're gradually adding selections on popular topics from past issues of The Council Chronicle, NCTE's membership magazine.

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Selections from Past Issues by TOPIC:

WRITING

Writing Now: an NCTE Policy Research Brief 

What Is College Level Writing? (March 2007) 

Beyond Grammar Drills: How Language Works in Learning to Write (Online-Only, Oct.  25, 2006)

Good Writing Instruction Is What’s Needed : NCTE Task Force on SAT and ACT Writing Tests Releases Report  (Sept. 2005)

Connecting through Writing (Sept. 2005)

NCTE Authors Weigh In on Teaching Grammar and Writing (March 2004)

Who Loves to Write? Kindergarteners Working on Riddles! (May 2003)

Writing Boosts Learning in Science, Math, and Social Studies: Keeping Notebooks, Explaining Incorrect Answers, and Doing Community Work Provide Opportunities for Students to Express What They Know  (Sept. 2006)

Electronic Appeal: Writing Portfolios Go Digital (March 2004)

A Quick Tour of Four Portfolio Programs (March 2004) 

NCTE Authors Weigh In on Teaching Grammar and Writing (March 2004)

More Views on Grammar and Writing (March 2004)

21ST CENTURY LITERACIES

The “C’s of Change" (Nov. 2008)
Students – and Teachers – Learn 21st Century Skills

An Online Extra: The "C's of Change" —Extended Interviews with Members of the New Literacies Research Lab (Nov. 2008)
Lisa Zawilinski, Donald Leu, and members of the New Literacies Research Lab share additional thoughts on 21st century literacies.

Widening the Audience: Students Reading and Writing Online (Nov. 2008)

A look at how the Internet and collaborative technologies are broadening teaching and learning.

 

An Online Extra: More Thoughts on 21st Century Literacies  ( Nov. 2008)
Extended interviews with educators on the meaning of  "21st century literacies," recommendations for using new technologies, and ideas for updating lesson plans to support 21st century learning.  

POETRY

Poet Donald Hall Applauds the Resurgence of Poetry (March 2007) 

Dues-Paying Poet Laureate Depends on Us, Too (March 2005)

Poetry Can Free Student Voices: An Interview with WordPlaygrounds Author John O'Connor (March 2005)

ADOLESCENT LITERACY

Author Jon Scieszka Talks about Guys’ Reading (Sept. 2005)

Tackling the Challenge of Boys’ Literacy Gap (Sept. 2005)

What about Girls and Literacy? (Sept. 2005)

AUTHOR INTERVIEWS

Poet Donald Hall Applauds the Resurgence of Poetry (March 2007)

Isabel Allende Loves the Writing Process (Sept. 2005)

Author Jon Scieszka Talks about Guys’ Reading (Sept. 2005)

Dues-Paying Poet Laureate Depends on Us, Too (March 2005)

Frank McCourt Is Forever a Teacher Man (Nov. 2005)

Teaching Writing as “Putting Down Roots for Life”: An Interview with Fran Claggett (Nov. 2005)

Fran Claggett’s List of Recommended Reading for Educators (Nov. 2005)

Jay Mathews Isn’t Afraid to Speak Out on Education (and Neither Are His Readers)  (Nov. 2005)

Using Students' Own Language to Reach Them: An Interview with Mari Evans (Nov. 2004)

bell hooks Urges "Radical Openness" in Teaching, Learning (Sept 2004)

 

Selections from Past Issues, grouped by ISSUE:

The “C’s of Change": Students—and Teachers—Learn 21st Century Skills  (Nov. 2008)

The "C's of Change" —Extended Interviews with Members of the New Literacies Research Lab (Nov. 2008)

Widening the Audience: Students Reading and Writing Online  (Nov. 2008)
A look at how the Internet and collaborative technologies are broadening teaching and learning.

More Thoughts on 21st Century Literacies: Interviews with educators on the meaning of  "21st century literacies," recommendations for using new technologies, and ideas for updating lesson plans to support 21st century learning.   (Nov. 2008)

Fighting for Scientifically Valid Reading Strategies That Work (Nov. 2008)

 

What Is College Level Writing? (March 2007) 

Plagiarism: We Shouldn't Miss Out on the Opportunity to Find Out What Young Writers are Thinking (March 2007)

Poet Donald Hall Applauds the Resurgence of Poetry (March 2007)

Formative Assessment: Helping Students Grow (March 2007)

NCTE Moves Forward with Professional Development Principles and NCLB Recommendations (March 2007)

Beyond Grammar Drills: How Language Works in Learning to Write (Online-Only, Oct.  25, 2006)

Writing Boosts Learning in Science, Math, and Social Studies: Keeping Notebooks, Explaining Incorrect Answers, and Doing Community Work Provide Opportunities for Students to Express What They Know  (Sept. 2006)

The First Amendment: A Powerful Way to Teach Critical Thinking (Sept. 2006)

Teaching about Plagiarism in a Digital Age: Students Listen When Teachers Discuss the Issues (November 2005)

Author Jon Scieszka Talks about Guys’ Reading (Sept. 2005)

Frank McCourt Is Forever a Teacher Man (Nov. 2005)

Isabel Allende Loves the Writing Process (Sept. 2005)

Good Writing Instruction Is What’s Needed : NCTE Task Force on SAT and ACT Writing Tests Releases Report  (Sept. 2005)

Tackling the Challenge of Boys’ Literacy Gap (Sept. 2005)

What about Girls and Literacy? (Sept. 2005)

Using Comics and Graphic Novels in the Classroom (Sept. 2005)

In Graphic Novels, the Pictures Are the Story (Sept. 05)

Connecting through Writing (Sept. 05)

Dues-Paying Poet Laureate Depends on Us, Too (March 2005)

Poetry Can Free Student Voices: An Interview with WordPlaygrounds Author John O'Connor (March 2005)

Calling Attention to Contingent Faculty Issues -- Coalition on the Academic Workforce Announces Strategic Directions and Unveils Web Site (March 2005)

Beyond "Preparing for Kindergarten": Honoring the Literacy Experiences that Children Bring to School (March 2005)

Beyond “Preparing for Kindergarten”: Recommended Reading Suggestions from Susi Long (March 2005)

What Do Early Literacy Experiences Sound Like? (March 2005)

What It Takes to Stay with Teaching: Research Says First-Year Support Is Critical (Nov. 2005)

Teaching Writing as “Putting Down Roots for Life”: An Interview with Fran Claggett (Nov. 2005)

Fran Claggett’s List of Recommended Reading for Educators (Nov. 2005)

Jay Mathews Isn’t Afraid to Speak Out on Education (and Neither Are His Readers)  (Nov. 2005)

Commentary: Using Hip-Hop in Schools: Are We Appreciating Culture or Raping Rap? (Nov. 2005)

NCTE Authors Weigh In on Teaching Grammar and Writing (March 2004)

Using Students' Own Language to Reach Them: An Interview with Mari Evans (Nov. 2004)

Azar Nafisi: Literature Highlights "Uniqueness" (Sept. 2004)

Adolescent Literacy Captures the Spotlight: What Are the Issues and What Do They Mean for Educators? (Sept. 2004)

bell hooks Urges "Radical Openness" in Teaching, Learning (Sept 2004)

Stretching the English Curriculum: Language Arts + Math = A Good Equation (Sept. 2004)

Electronic Appeal: Writing Portfolios Go Digital (March 2004)

A Quick Tour of Four Portfolio Programs (March 2004) 

NCTE Authors Weigh In on Teaching Grammar and Writing (March 2004)

More Views on Grammar and Writing (March 2004)

Who Loves to Write? Kindergarteners Working on Riddles! (May 2003)

Rest Assured--Students, Teachers, and Language Are "Alive and Kickn": Teachable Moments in Technology-Inspired Shorthand (May 2003)

What Can I Read? Encouraging Adolescents in--and beyond--the Classroom (Nov. 2002)

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