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Student Writing Awards

Achievement Awards in Writing 
This school-based writing program encourages and publicly recognizes some of the best 11th grade student writers in the nation. Deadline February 24, 2017.

Promising Young Writers  
This school-based writing program stimulates and recognizes student's writing talents and emphasizes the importance of writing skills among eighth-grade students. Deadline February 27, 2017.

 

African American Read-In

African American Read-In

During the month of February, schools, churches, libraries, bookstores, community and professional organizations, and interested citizens are urged to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month by hosting an African American Read-In. Hosting an event can be as simple as bringing together friends to share a book, or as elaborate as arranging public readings and media presentations that feature professional African American writers.  Learn more . . .

 

Read and Write for Voices from the Middle

The Middle Level journal Voices from the Middle has a new set of editors and a whole new way of sharing the excellent content and ideas.

Under the leadership of Sara Kajder and Shelbie Witte, Voices has launched an engaging  podcast and a vibrant Facebook page, and you can keep up with the latest developments by following the new Twitter handle: @VoicesNCTE. Experience all the fresh ideas flowing out of this wonderful journal and learn how you can write for Voices from the Middle.

Not yet a subscriber?  Add Voices from the Middle to your NCTE membership today!  NCTE members enjoy online access to ALL journals published more than two years ago.

Go Green!Go Green!  Make a long-term impact on the environment by receiving Voices from the Middle-Green today!

 

2016 Award Winners

The Middle Level Section Steering Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Middle Level Section Awards:

Kristine ShurinaKristine Shurina from Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School, Bridgewater, New Jersey, has been named the winner of the 2016 NCTE Outstanding Middle Level Educator in the English Language Arts Award.
 
Laura RobbAuthor, teacher, coach, and speaker, Laura Robb has been named the winner of the 2016 NCTE Richard W. Halle Award for Outstanding Middle Level Educator

Join us for the award presentations at the Middle Level Luncheon during the 2016 NCTE Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Literacy Education Advocacy

Policy Analyst ReportsThe Policy Analysis Initiative is a network of NCTE volunteers who track state policy developments impacting English language arts, English studies, literacy, and the humanities. See what is happening in your state!

Explore ways to become an everyday advocate for teachers, for teaching, and for student learning.

Twitter as an Advocacy Tool, Literacy & NCTE Blog

What Does It Mean to Advocate for Literacy? 
#nctechat archive with hosts Ernest Morrell & Darren Cambridge

Check out the stories of advocacy told by NCTE members.

 

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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