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HIGH SCHOOL MATTERS: The Secondary Section

Our Mission

The Secondary Section  enhances the professional lives of secondary English language arts educators and the quality of education of their students by providing multiple forums for significant dialogue on historical, current, and emerging topics of interest to secondary English language arts educators.

The publication of the Secondary Section is the English Journal, an award-winning journal of ideas for English language arts teachers in junior and senior high schools and middle schools.

The Secondary Section is committed to intellectual freedom and diversity and participates actively in NCTE intellectual freedom and diversity initiatives.

2016 African American Read-In

AARI BannerCelebrated throughout the month of February, an African American Read-In can be as simple as bringing together friends to share a book, or as elaborate as arranging public readings and media presentations that feature professional African American writers.

Learn more about the Read-In and our new toolkit with book lists, badges, bookmarks, graphics, articles, and other resources.

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Professional Learning & Teaching Resources


Nearly every month, the Secondary Section Steering Committee shares a lesson for teachers to use in whole or in part. This series, ENGAGE NOW!, allows each Steering Committee member to engage with teachers in the Secondary Section.

Shared in Connected Community's Teaching and Learning Forum, each lesson offers resources, instructional strategies, and immersive activities that facilitate research and critical thinking. ENGAGE NOW! lessons establish "a transaction between our students and the worlds of the past and present as represented through a myriad of texts and genres" (Ernest Morrell, NCTE Past President).

Principles in Practice Imprint

Entering the ConversationsNCTE’s K-12 Principles in Practice imprint connects research with classroom practice offering teachers concrete illustrations of effective classroom practices based in NCTE research briefs and policy statements. Check out the books in the new Literacies of the Disciplines strand.

Read English Journal

English JournalNCTE's award-winning journal presents information on the teaching of writing and reading, literature, and language, and includes information on how teachers are putting the latest technologies to work in their classrooms. 

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