As society and technology change, so does literacy.
How do we support our students to comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently?
Whether you are a classroom teacher looking for ideas or responsible for leading professional learning, we invite you to learn from and with the thousands of educators that call NCTE home.
360 Degrees of Text: Using Poetry to Teach Close Reading and Powerful Writing
"Background Knowledge and Vocabulary"
Voices from the Middle, September 2012
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Investigation: Teaching & Assessing Synthesis of Informational Texts (Grades 3-8)
Text Complexity and Close Reading (On Demand Web Seminar)
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NCTE Guidelines for Dealing with Censorship of Nonprint and Multimedia Materials
Students Right to Read
A Resource…A Collaboration…A Coalition…A Movement to Transform Literacy Education in America. Visit www.literacyinlearningexchange.org to find collaborative tools, resources, and stories of groups engaged in professional learning around topics related to building capacity!
Portraits of Change
Standards-based lesson plans and strategies to enrich your repertoire! Visit www.readwritethink.org.
Close Reading of Literary Texts Strategy Guide
This strategy guide will help you choose text that is appropriate for close reading and to plan for instruction that supports students’ development of the habits associated with careful, multi-engagement reading of literary prose and poetry.
Poetry Reading and Interpretation Through Extensive Modeling Lesson Plan
Students will research, read, clarify, analyze, and interpret John Berryman’s poetry and create a sustained evaluation of a given poem in a three- to four-page essay.
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