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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:

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.

Celebrate Shakespeare on His 450th Birthday: Seven Ideas for Teaching and Learning
The Learning Network blog, The New York Times, April 3, 2014  

• From ReadWriteThink:  Get the Facts on the Bard from "In 1564, William Shakespeare Was Born on This Day" (April 23).

• Teaching Idea:  You might introduce middle schoolers to Shakespeare by having them analyze advice using an excerpt from Hamlet. And then why not produce a play?  The Voices from the Middle article "Where There's a Will, There's a Play" tells how.

• From NCTE:  Reading Shakespeare with Young AdultsIf your high school students are muttering, "Shakespeare? Really?" Mary Ellen Dakin's Reading Shakespeare with Young Adults provides dozens of suggestions for roping them in. Read the first chapter. And for even more ideas, check out Dakin's Reading Shakespeare Film First (sample chapter).

• Resources:  See NCTE's collection of resources on Shakespeare and the NY Times topic page on Shakespeare.

video from the Folger Shakespeare Library

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Remixing Shakespeare from the Folger Shakespeare Library:



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