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From the Current Issue:
An Open Letter from NCTE President Ernest Morrell
Concerning NCTE Executive Director Kent Williamson
Our dear friend and colleague Kent Williamson, Executive Director of NCTE and Director of the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE), was recently diagnosed with acute monocytic leukemia. Kent received the news shortly after returning home from our nation's capital, where on NCTE's 2014 Advocacy Day he highlighted the release of a new NCLE report titled Remodeling Literacy Learning Together: Paths to Standards Implementation during a briefing on Capitol Hill. Read more.
How Summer Reading Is Different, for Both Kids and Teachers
Teaching Now blog, Education Week Teacher, July 2, 2014
See the archive of the May 18 #nctechat "The Sweet Spot of Summer Reading," with guest hosts Kelly Gallagher (@KellyGToGo) and Donalyn Miller (@donalynbooks).
Students Who Read for Pleasure Do Better in School
So says "Leisure Reading" from the International Reading Association, the Canadian Children's Book Centre, and NCTE.
See also "On Reading, Learning to Read, and Effective Reading Instruction: An Overview of What We Know and How We Know It."
Check Out the July 20 "Teacher as Writer" #nctechat Archive
Watch the group writing take shape after guest hosts Kevin English (@KevinMEnglish) and Cindy Minnich (@CBethM) give participants a writing prompt to start the chat. It's not too late to participate: Add your thoughts to the two Google docs: Thoughts on Writing and Mentor Texts & Writerly Resources. And see "10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How to Do with Google Docs."
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