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Outstanding Educator Award

Do you know an outstanding middle level educator? Nominations are being accepted through May 1. This award recognizes exceptional English language arts teachers of grades 6-8 who have demonstrated excellence in teaching English language arts and inspired a spirit of inquiry and a love of learning in their students.  


Spring 2016 Live Web Seminars

Reading Closely and the Common Core: Making Teaching Meaningful Again
Presenter: Sarah Brown Wessling
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016; 4:30 p.m. EDT

With a specific focus on examining the difference between close reading and reading closely, Wessling will look at ways to take close reading tasks and re-frame them as part of a process in meaningful literacy learning.

Connecting Common Core State Standards to Authentic Learning Opportunities
Presenters: Tonya Perry, Rod Leonard, Mary James
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016; 4:30 p.m. EDT

In this one-hour Web seminar, the presenters will share strategies that can be implemented in classrooms to engage learners authentically and instruct them using instructional methods to meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards.

Professional Development Online Learning Resources


Read and Write for Voices from the Middle

Voices from the MiddleThe Middle Level journal 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 and lesson plan connections from ReadWriteThink.  Check out VM!

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2016 Children's Book Awards

Stella by StarlightStella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper (Atheneum Books for Young Readers) has been named the winner of the 2016 Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children.

Drowned CityDrowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans by Don Brown (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers) has been named the winner of the 2016 Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children.



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!

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.

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


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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