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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.


Common Core Standards

High-Quality Professional Development on Your Desktop
School leaders, coaches, and teachers will learn strategies for gearing up for the demands of the CCSS. Join us this fall for these live Web seminars.

These On Demand Web seminars focus on skills and teaching practices that are essential to successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

Virtual Conference recordings also available for Grades 9-12.

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.




Beyond Standardized TruthBeyond Standardized Truth: Improving Teaching and Learning through Inquiry-Based Reading Assessment
Scott Filkins brings us into his and colleagues' classrooms to demonstrate how high school teachers across the disciplines can engage in inquiry-based reading assessment to support student learning. This book is part of the Principles in Practice imprint.

360 Degrees of Text360 Degrees of Text: Using Poetry to Teach Close Reading and Powerful Writing
Through Eileen Murphy Buckley’s 360-degree approach to teaching critical literacy, students investigate texts through a full spectrum of learning modalities, harnessing the excitement of performance, imitation, creative writing, and argument/debate activities to become more powerful thinkers, readers, and writers.

Our Better JudgmentOur Better Judgment: Teacher Leadership for Writing Assessment
The authors argue for moving assessment to the center of our professional practice, especially if we approach writing assessment through an inquiry framework that allows us to collaborate with students, other teachers, and community members to build our own assessment literacy, expertise, and leadership. This book is part of the Principles in Practice imprint. 

English Journal

Treat yourself to digital features of English Journal. Members receive six issues of EJ for only $25/year. Not a subscriber? Subscribe today!

Go Green!GO GREEN!  Make a long-term impact on the environment by receiving English Journal-Green today! 


Annual Convention

Join us for the Secondary Section Get-Together on Thursday evening to hear Teri Lesesne and Suzanne Lane. The ALAN breakfast is on Saturday morning and features author Walter Dean Myers. Be sure to attend the Secondary Luncheon on Saturday to hear author Ishmael Beah. Click here for registration information

Start planning your convention experience now by viewing the digital edition of the Convention Preview, the schedule of events, and these secondary level events.

Use the online searchable program to round out your schedule today!


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