Write Now! Empowering Writers in Today's K-6 Classroom

Justin Stygles: Light the Fire in Your Students' Eyes

We shape the future—that is about as tried and true as clichés can be, but it’s very true. As we all prepare to start school again, from Mass Customized Learning to Units of Study to Teacher Evaluation Frameworks, there is one thing that never changes above all else. Are the students ready to come back and are they excited to have YOU as their teacher?


English Companion Ning: The Social Network for and by Teachers

ECN is an online community “where English teachers go to help each other.”

'You've Got Mail:' Correspondence at Its Finest

Our students developed wonderful friendships via old fashioned pen and paper letters.

Go Global! Multicultural Books for Children and Young Adults

The CL/R SIG examines some recent international and global favorites that caught their attention.

  • 'RT' and 'JAAL' Editor Searches Open August 1

    Beginning August 1, 2014, the International Reading Association will accept applications for the editorships of The Reading Teacher and the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy.
  • Response to NCTQ's 2014 Teacher Education Report

    by Peter Afflerbach, Annemarie Sullivan Palinscar, Virginia Goatley, and P. David Pearson
    June 25, 2014

    The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) issued its second review of teacher preparation programs June 17. We see little in the 2014 report to change our stance from last year regarding their efforts to assess the quality of teacher education for literacy instruction.

  • Hard-Copy Graphic Novels Are Vital for ESL Students

    The spread of apps on so-called ‘smartphones’ and other slightly larger handheld devices have enabled readers to view and read massive amounts of content online. But what about adolescent English language learners (ELLs), especially those emigrating and or fleeing from much poorer societies?
  • 5 Questions With… Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet series)

    Kazu Kibuishi has had quite a year. It's hard to cover everything with just five questions, considering he battled a life-threatening illness that landed him in the hospital for weeks, illustrated the 15th anniversary edition box set of Harry Potter and produced Amulet 6, the next installment of his wildly popular graphic novel series.
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