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April is National Poetry Month

Join the Next #nctechat
Our next #nctechat is on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. ET on poetry. Can't attend or missed a chat?  Check out the #ncte Archive list. Get ideas from the archive #nctechat on "Valuing Poetry in the Common Core Era."

2015 Poetry Award Winner: Marilyn Singer
Marilyn SingerMarilyn Singer is the winner of the 2015 Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. She has published over one hundred books for children and young adults in a wide variety of genres. She likes writing many different kinds of books, and many of them have won awards with several placed on notable book lists. Singer will be honored and speak at the Children Book Awards Luncheon and Poetry Award session during the NCTE Annual Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in November. Read the press release and visit Marilyn's website at


Literacy Education Advocacy

March Is NCTE Literacy Education Advocacy Month!
You have the knowledge and classroom experience needed to talk with policymakers, school leaders, parents, and the public about the topics important to literacy teaching and learning.  Learn what you can do and follow the calendar of activities.


Policy Analysis Initiative
A network of NCTE volunteers track state policy developments impacting English language arts, English studies, literacy, and the humanities. These volunteers in each state provide analyzed information about state policies. With this knowledge, educators can better participate in the policymaking process that affects them, their students, their institutions, and their communities.


Assessment Story Project

Tell us your storyWhat does it look like to assess literacy learning in your classroom? Through our Assessment Story Project, NCTE is collecting stories to learn more from educators and share ideas on the shifting assessment landscape.


2015 Children's Book Awards

NCTE on AirWatch NCTE on Air "From History to Homonyms," as the winners of the 2015 NCTE Charlotte Huck and Orbis Pictus Honor awards speak about their work. Speakers include: Kwame Alexander (Huck Honor), Cece Bell (Huck Honor), Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet (Orbis Pictus Honors), Kathy Short (NCTE President), Barbara Keifer (Huck Award Committee Chair), and Cyndi Giorgis (Orbis Pictus Award Committee Chair).

Join the #nctechat on Twitter

Join NCTE on Twitter on the third Sunday of each month at 8:00 p.m. ET for #nctechat, organized by NCTE Social Media Coordinator Beth Shaum (@BethShaum)

Sunday, March 15, 2015: What Does It Mean to Advocate for Literacy? with guest hosts Ernest Morrell (@ernestmorrell) and Darren Cambridge (@dcambrid)

Can't attend or missed a chat?  Check out the #ncte Archive list today!


Read Voices from the Middle

Voices from the MiddleEach issue of Voices from the Middle is now available in a digital edition!  All articles are still available in PDF format, in addition to the web-only content and podcasts featuring the issue's authors.  Check out VM today!

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National Center for Literacy Education

NCLE ReportThis year NCLE set out to investigate how the idea of educators working together plays out when implementing the new Common Core State Standards in literacy.  Read about the findings from more than 3,000 classroom teachers in the report "Remodeling Literacy Learning Together: Paths to Standards Implementation."


NCTE Assembly

The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE (ALAN) promotes communication and cooperation among all individuals who have a special interest in adolescent literature, presents programs and conferences on this subject, promotes and increases the number of articles and publications devoted to it and integrates the efforts of all those with an interest in this literature.


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