NCTE supports sound practices in the teaching of writing across all disciplines and offers resources to increase the public's knowledge and policymakers about the teaching of writing, and to make available professional development for schools and educators.
NCTE Beliefs about the Teaching of Writing
Adopted by the NCTE Executive Committee, November 2004
Read about What We Know about Writing and view some writing concept examples.
See more writing policy documents.
NCTE Web Seminars are a convenient and meaningful form of professional development. On Demand Web seminars provide the recorded version of the live virtual event and include all audio, video, chat discussion, and actions within the presentation.
Facilitated Online Courses
Peer to peer collaboration is a central component to the Facilitated Online Courses. Through On Demand Web seminars, classroom videos, in-depth readings, and guided activities anchored in your classroom, you’ll learn practical ways to put your learning into action in your classroom and school.
Investigations offer brief (3-5 hours), self-paced online professional learning about the teaching shifts needed to help students prepare to meet college- and career-ready standards for learning. School and District license options available.
NCTE offers writing titles across the pre-K-college levels. View all these resources, including the books in Writing in Today’s Classrooms strand from the Principles in Practice imprint series. The PIP imprint series offers teachers concrete illustrations of effective classroom practices based in NCTE research briefs and policy statements.
NCTE members enjoy online access to ALL journals published more than two years ago! Search to find articles on English language learners and share with your teaching team.
These Policy Research Briefs offer updates on research with implications for policy decisions that affect the teaching and learning of writing:
Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)
Since 1949, this conference has been the world's largest professional organization for researching and teaching composition, from writing to new media.
International Writing Centers Association: An NCTE Assembly (IWCA, formerly NWCA)
This assembly fosters communication among writing centers at universities, two-year colleges, public schools, and those interested in writing center theories and applications, and provides a forum for their concerns.