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INBOX is a weekly e-mail wrap-up of the most important stories in English language arts education, ideas for your classroom, and news from NCTE.

Sent each week to NCTE members (to the email address we have on file for you), this e-newsletter is mailed once a month to nonmembers.

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From the Current Issue:

Will New Curriculum Improve Massachusetts Schools?
The Boston Globe, October 6, 2013  

Take Note!
Teachers, not curriculum, will support their students' learning.

2013 NCTE Annual Convention NCTE members share what they know in sessions on topics related to the Common Core State Standards.

Report:  Teachers in Common Core States "Enthusiastic" about Implementation
T.H.E. Journal, October 7, 2013

. . . NCTE Members Respond to the Common Core
"Tracing the Common Core in Michigan":  NCTE member Troy Hicks writes.  Digital Writing, Digital Teaching blog, September 30, 2013 
"How to Improve Common Core: A Critic's View": NCTE Past President Joanne Yatvin writes.  Education Week, September 25, 2013  (subscription required)

 Note: NCTE members Cathy Cartier, Jocelyn Chadwick, Beverly Ann Chin, Nell Duke, Lori Goodson, Judith Langer, and John Wood worked with Education Nation to develop some tips for parents about the Common Core State Standards.

. . . Writing and the Common Core
"Narrative Writing: The Orphan Child of the Common Core":  NCTE member Rob Montgomery writes.  Teachers, Profs, Parents: Writers Who Care blog, September 30, 2013 
"Video: Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration & Reading":  The Teaching Channel
"Preparing Students to Write Is 'about Our Own Collaboration'":  NCTE Past President Carol Jago writes.  Classroom Q & A blog, Education Week Teacher, October 1, 2013

Take Note!How does writing today facilitate connections among ideas? People? Disciplines? The response to these questions is the focus of this year's National Day on Writing, celebrated on October 21 with a conversation on Twitter (#write2connect). Tune in to NWP Radio on Blog Talk Radio, Thursday, October 10, 7 p.m. ET, to learn how you can participate!

National Day on Writing Tweet-OutNational Day on Writing Twitter Chat October 20
Join Penny Kittle (@pennykittle) and Katherine Sokolowski (@katsok) on Sunday, October 20, at 8 p.m. ET, for a Twitter Chat (#nctechat) celebrating the National Day on Writing!




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