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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.

 

 

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Voices from the Middle, September 2012


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Online Learning

Investigation: Teaching & Assessing Synthesis of Informational Texts (Grades 3-8)

Text Complexity and Close Reading (On Demand Web Seminar)

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Students Right to Read

 

National Center for Literacy Education

Literacy in Learning ExchangeWorking in Concert to Strengthen Literacy Education Across the NationCollaborative tools, resources, and stories of groups on text complexity engaged in professional learning around literacy topics.

 

ReadWriteThink

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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