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The Middle Level Section of NCTE is the home for middle school and junior high educators, administrators and teacher educators interested in the area of adolescent literacy in the English language arts classroom.


2012 Convention News 

NCTE Annual ConventionNCTE Annual Convention
Join us in Las Vegas, Nevada for the 2012 NCTE Annual Convention, November 14-18. 

Submit a program proposal today!


WLU Program Proposals Accepted

The Whole Language Umbrella of NCTE (WLU) invites you to submit a proposal for the 2012 Literacies for All Summer Institute,  "Reclaiming Joy in Teaching, Learning, and Research."  Plan now to join us July 19-21 in St. Louis, Missouri.


Award Nominations Accepted

NCTE Edwin A. Hoey Award
Sponsored by Weekly Reader, this award recognizes exceptional English language arts teachers of grades 5-8 who have demonstrated excellence in teaching English language arts and inspired a spirit of inquiry and a love of learning in their students. 
Deadline February 1.  
Read more and submit a nomination today!

Promising Young Writers
Promising Young Writers is a school-based writing program that stimulates and recognizes student's writing talents and emphasizes the importance of writing skills among eighth-grade students.  2012 PYW Brochure.   Electronic entry form.   Entry deadline February 15, 2012.


Enjoy the Middle Level Journal

Voices from the MiddleIn the December issue of Voices from the Middle, the new editorial team of Doug Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Diane Lapp give NCTE members additional Web-only content and podcasts featuring the authors.  Check out VM today!

Not yet a subscriber to Voices from the Middle?  
Add it to your NCTE membership today!   


NEW Books and More from NCTE

NCTE CatalogView the digital edition of the NCTE 2011-2012 Catalog

Check out the NEW Titles today! 


English Language Learners in Literacy WorkshopsEnglish Language Learners in Literacy Workshops
Marsha Riddle Buly, a mainstream classroom teacher who became a reading specialist and then a specialist in bilingual/ELL education, shows how reading, writing, and language workshops can be used to help language learners in mainstream K–8 classrooms.

On Demand Web SeminarAlso, check out the On Demand Web seminar featuring Marsha Riddle Buly on 3 Strategies for Reaching Language Learners in Literacy Workshops.


Humor Writing: Activities for the English ClassroomHumor Writing: Activities for the English Classroom
Bruce Goebel offers more than 150 activities you can use to help students develop writing skills in voice, word choice, style, and organization while exploring a variety of genres.


Engaging American Novels: Lessons from the ClassroomEngaging American Novels: Lessons from the Classroom
This collection, edited by Joseph O. Milner and Carol A. Pope, focuses on ten frequently taught American novels, both classic and contemporary, that can help promote student engagement. 


Learning to Write for Readers: Using Brain-Based StrategiesLearning to Write for Readers: Using Brain-Based Strategies
This brain-based approach to writing instruction by John T. Crow will help you build from the tremendous storehouse of knowledge students already possess about language to help them learn what they need to know about writing.

John Crow is a member of NCTE's Professional Development Consulting Network. Learn more about how you can bring John to your school or district today!


Teaching Literacy for Love and Wisdom: Being the Book and Being the ChangeTeaching Literacy for Love and Wisdom: Being the Book and Being the Change
Jeffrey Wilhelm and Bruce Novak challenge business as usual in the language arts. They call for nothing short of a revolution in our understanding of the aims and methods of the English classroom, showing what English can do for democratic life, inside and outside of classrooms.


Common Core Standards 

Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards: Grades 6-8Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards: Grades 6-8
This book by Tonya Perry and Rebecca Manery reinforces a focus on student learning by demonstrating ways of addressing the Common Core State Standards in grades 6-8 while also adhering to NCTE principles of effective teaching. 

Virtual Conference RecordingsVirtual Conference recordings also available for Grades 6-8.   

Check out these additional common core resources today!


NCTE Centennial 

NCTE celebrates 100 years of leadership in literacy education.  Visit the Centennial website and read "NCTE's Middle Level Section: Its Origins," on the NCTE Archives at the University of Illinois website.



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