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Make research-based decisions about how to accomplish key instructional shifts as called for across the English Language arts standards with the following resources:

Books and Journals


Text Complexity: Supporting Student Readers
by Anne Ruggles Gere, Elizabeth Homan, Christopher Parsons, Ruth Anna Spooner, and Chinyere Uzogara. (9-12)


Selected Resources from ReadWriteThink

Online Learning 

On Demand Web Seminars

Close Reading Web Seminar Package (Grades 6-12)

Virtual Conference Recordings:  Four grade-level recordings across PreK-12

Click Here to Learn More!Investigations

Teaching Synthesis of Informational Texts through Shared Read-Alouds and Writing (Grades 3-8)



Consulting Services

If you are looking for on-site, customized support from an expert consultant who can help you better understand the Core Standards and develop an implementation plan, consider working with an NCTE consultant who specializes in CCSS implementation.


NCTE Policy Research Brief

Using Evidence in Writing: An NCTE Policy Research Brief

Published in The Council Chronicle (November 2012)




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