February 28, 2015

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2015 NCTE Children’s Book Awards Announced


The winning titles for the Charlotte Huck Award for Fiction and the Orbis Pictus Award for Nonfiction have been announced.

Introducing Students to NCTE’s Notable Poetry Titles


The National Council of Teachers of English presents its annual list of notable poetry titles and offers suggestions for using them across the curriculum.

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Book Awards Roundup: Rainbow List, Amelia Bloomer Project, and Other Non-YMA Awards


While ALA’s Youth Media Awards took the spotlight on Monday morning, several other children’s book awards were recently announced, including the Orbis Pictus, Asian/Pacific American works, American Indian Youth Literature, Amelia Bloomer Project for feminist books, and the Rainbow Project focusing on LGBT titles.

(Re)Inventing the Future of English: Register for NCTE 2013

NCTE 2013

Join the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) November 21-24 in Boston for its 2013 Annual Convention! “(Re) Inventing the Future of English” is the theme for the event, which will offer teachers, librarians, administrators, curriculum coordinators, teacher educators, literacy coaches, reading specialists, and others more than 700 sessions, The topics range from general sessions featuring popular speakers and special presentations with well-known authors to sessions by classroom educators and full-day workshops that allow more in-depth exploration of a topic.

Pictures of the Week: Chris Crutcher and Cat Patrick at the National Council of Teachers of English Convention

Author Chris Crutcher signs books at the NCTE Convention in Las Vegas.

Several authors autographed books at the National Council of Teachers of English Convention, held in Las Vegas, Nevada November 15-18.

First Annual Random House Teaching Awards for Literacy Announced

Random House's Melanie Fallon-Houska (right) and first-place winner Mary Andrews.

This morning, Random House Foundation, Inc., announced the winners of its inaugural Random House Teacher Awards for Literacy given to part-time and full-time public school teachers in the US.

Consider the Source: On the Common Core Trail

Motorcycle on the road

Here’s Marc Aronson’s latest report from Common Core land. Two weeks ago, he was on the road for four days along with Sue Bartle leading Common Core (CC) workshops. They learned a lot—much of it encouraging.