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Secondary Back to School Resources

Secondary Back to School Resources


Annual Convention

NCTE Annual ConventionStory As the Landscape of Knowing
November 20-23, 2014 | Gaylord National Resort

Join your NCTE colleagues and friends as we examine the power of story as the landscape within which we map the significance of experience and build towers of knowledge.

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Lesson Plans

The secondary level lesson plans from ReadWriteThink focus on back to school and creating classroom community with interactive student materials, Web resources, and ELA standards for classroom teachers.



Text ComplexityText Complexity: Supporting Student Readers
Through video vignettes and audio clips, teachers unpack the CCSS model of text complexity and offer models of teaching students to negotiate text complexity, methods of assessment, and planning for teaching text complexity. 

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Real-World LiteraciesReal-World Literacies: Disciplinary Teaching in the High School Classroom
Heather Lattimer draws on Literacies of Disciplines: An NCTE Policy Research Brief and stories from high school classrooms to illustrate how we can learn to recognize the unique languages and literacy structures represented by various disciplines and then help our students both navigate within individual disciplines and travel among them.

This book is part of the Principles in Practice imprint.

Entering the ConversationsEntering the Conversations: Practicing Literacy in the Disciplines
Learn how students at all levels of instruction can learn both subject matter and the discipline-specific practices for reading and writing about that subject matter.

This book is part of the Principles in Practice imprint.


Grades 9-12 BookSupporting Students in a Time of Core Standards: Grades 9-12
This book reinforces a focus on student learning by demonstrating ways of addressing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in grades 9-12 while also adhering to NCTE principles of effective teaching.

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