March 22, 2018

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Taking The Yarn to #NCTE17

Colby: I’m excited to head to the National Council for Teachers of English Annual Conference today. It is one of my favorite conferences. I’ll spend the next four days attending sessions, connecting with educators, visiting with old friends, making new friends, and interview book creators for The Yarn. Travis and I try to do all […]

Celebrate Poetry Month with NCTE’s 2017 Notable Poetry List

The annual list of the best poetry books and verse novels for children and teens, selected by NCTE’s poetry committee.

Pictures of the Week | Hanging Out at NCTE

Friendships were forged at the National Conference of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference in Atlanta. Author/illustrators Torben Kuhlmann and R. Gregory Christie met over dinner.

NCTE ’16 | The Faces of Advocacy

Southern hospitality and sunny skies reigned in Atlanta as the city welcomed more than 7000 conference goers to the annual National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) conference November 17–20.

Comparing Librarians’ and Teachers’ Self-Censoring Patterns

Our survey confirms impressions the NCAC and NCTE have gained from intervening in book censorship controversies around the county.

Black History Month Ideas From NCTE

Get resources and fresh ideas for holding a read-in anytime during the month of February to mark Black History Month.

Five Reasons Why the 2015 NCTE Conference Was the Best Yet

Two big book award announcements, plus appearances by Kadir Nelson, Chelsea Clinton, Kate DiCamillo, and Kwame Alexander: The annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) in Minneapolis had all the makings of an event to remember.

Draper Takes Charlotte Huck Award; Brown Wins Orbis Pictus

The 2016 NCTE Charlotte Huck and NCTE Orbis Pictus Award winners were announced over the weekend at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) convention in Minneapolis, MN.

Pictures of the Week | Kwame Alexander at NCTE 2015

Author Kwame Alexander at NCTE 2015 in Minneapolis, MN.

Grants Available for Book Clubs Serving At-Risk Teens; 2015 Thriller Awards Announced | SLJTeen News

Up to 50 grants will be awarded to libraries working with at-risk teens to create a reading and discussion program called Great Stories Club. The winners of the 2015 Thriller Awards were revealed. These news tidbits and more in this week’s SLJTeen news roundup.

CA College Says “No” to Trigger Warnings About Graphic Novels

The college reversed an earlier decision to add a warning to the description of an English course teaching “Persepolis” and three other graphic novels after a student objected to graphic language in the books.

Poems for All Seasons| NCTE 2015 Notable Poetry List

Take a look at the selections on NCTE’s 2015 list of notables—and ideas on how to use them across the curriculum.

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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.

‘Eleanor & Park’ Wins 2014 Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award for Young Adult Fiction

The Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Committee has selected Eleanor & Park from among five finalists as the 2014 winner of the annual award presented by Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English.

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

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.

NCTE Roundup, Two

If your school or public library is looking for some ideas for teen programming, the following sessions from NCTE’s recent annual conference are bound to inspire you. While most of the presenters focused on older teens, their programs can also be adapted for middle schoolers. And there are many more sessions that can be explored on NCTE’s 2012 website, such as But I Hate Poetry, Using Signal Words in Graphic Novels for Sequence and Cause/Effect, or Ah Ha Allusions!—Pop Culture Allusions & Dystopian Literature, to name just a few.

NCTE’s 700-plus Sessions Deliver on Tech, Lit, and the Common Core

Amid the sparkle of bling and sounds of cha-ching, visitors to Las Vegas, NV, last week caught sight of thousands of educators from around the country wending their way through Metro Golden Mayer Grand complex toward its conference center for the 102nd annual National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) convention November 15-18.

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

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