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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.

Members can update their email address by sending a message to NCTE; nonmembers can use this form to subscribe to receive a monthly issue of INBOX or can join NCTE to receive INBOX each week as part of their membership.

From the Current Issue:

Education Policy News:

NCTE President Asks to Slow Down the Common Core
Peter DeWitt draws his blog from Sandy Hayes' letter to Council membersFinding Common Ground blog, Education Week, June 3, 2013

Note:  "Five Ways to Improve Literacy Learning (that work better than high-stakes tests)":  The Answer Sheet blog, The Washington Post, May 31, 2013

. . . More on Slowing Down Common Core Assessment Implementation
"Leading National Groups Support Common Core but Insist on Better Implementation":  Read the press releaseDiane Ravitch's blog, May 31, 2013
"Postponing 'Stakes' for Common Core Won't Work":  Education Week, June 4, 2013  (subscription required)

Note:  "Common-Core Online Practice Tests Unveiled":  See the practice tests for grades 3-8 and 11 in English language arts from Smarter BalancedDigital Education blog, Education Week, May 29, 2013


On to Summer Reading:

The Fifth Annual #Bookaday Challenge
NCTE member Donalyn Miller writes and there's still time to catch up.  The Nerdy Book Club blog, May 19, 2013

How Reading Literature Stimulates Your Brain
eCampus News, May 2013

Summer Reading for Educators: My Favorites
Mark Phillips's blog,, May 30, 2013

Summer Reading Round-Up (Part 2)
NCTE members Shari Frost, Katherine Sokolowski, Clare Landrigan, Tammy Mulligan, Donalyn Miller, and Jennifer Vincent make suggestions.  Choice

5 Tips for Overcoming Textbook Fatigue This Summer
NCTE member  ReLeah Cossett Lent writes.  ASCD Inservice blog, May 29, 2013   



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