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Annual Convention

2014 NCTE Annual ConventionStory As the Landscape of Knowing

November 20-23, 2014 | Gaylord National Resort

Don't miss this opportunity to engage with authors and educators from across the country on topics important to you. Check out these Middle Level events and begin planning your convention experience today!


Online Learning

Whether you are thinking about your own professional learning needs or responsible for planning with others, NCTE makes the resources easily accessible.

Facilitated Online Courses

Live Web Seminars


Lesson Plans

These middle level lesson plans from ReadWriteThink focus on back to school and creating classroom community with interactive student materials, Web resources, and ELA standards for classroom teachers.



Text ComplexityText Complexity: Supporting Student Readers

Through video vignettes and audio clips, teachers unpack the CCSS model of text complexity and offer models of teaching students to negotiate text complexity, methods of assessment, and planning for teaching text complexity. 

Enhanced Ebook

Entering the ConversationsEntering the Conversations: Practicing Literacy in the Disciplines

Learn how students at all levels of instruction can learn both subject matter and the discipline-specific practices for reading and writing about that subject matter.

This book is part of the Principles in Practice imprint.

Adolescent and Digital Literacies

Adolescents and Digital Literacies: Learning Alongside Our Students

Sara Kajder examines ways in which teachers and students co-construct new literacies through Web 2.0 technology-infused instructional practices.

This book is part of the Principles in Practice imprint. 


Teaching YA Lit through Differentiated InstructionTeaching YA Lit through Differentiated Instruction

Authors Susan L. Groenke and Lisa Scherff offer suggestions for incorporating YA lit into the school curriculum and help English teachers address the different reading needs and strengths adolescents bring to our classrooms.


Grades 6-8 BookSupporting Students in a Time of Core Standards: Grades 6-8

This book reinforces a focus on student learning by demonstrating ways of addressing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in grades 6-8 while also adhering to NCTE principles of effective teaching.

More Common Core Resources from NCTE


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