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The Ten Journals of NCTE

journalcoversAs a teacher, I often spend the summer getting caught up on things I set aside during the school year. When I am busy teaching, I might skim my professional journals but not read them deeply. But in summer, I enjoy spending time immersing myself in professional publications.

Did you know that NCTE publishes ten peer-reviewed journals? They offer the latest in research, classroom strategies, and fresh ideas for educators at all levels.

  1. College Composition and Communication
  2. College English
  3. English Education
  4. English Journal
  5. English Leadership Quarterly
  6. Language Arts
  7. Research in the Teaching of English
  8. Talking Points
  9. Teaching English in the Two-Year College
  10. Voices from the Middle

Journals are available in print and online, along with an extensive archive of past issues. To access back issues, click on the “Individual Issues” link in the left menu of each journal. Make sure to dig into the additional online content that many of these journals have to offer!

Interested in submitting to a journal? Check out these calls.

What are you reading professionally this summer?

Top Ten Strategy Guides from ReadWriteThink.org

Top 10 phraseAs you curl up on the sofa over winter break, consider checking out some useful online learning made for educators, by educators on ReadWriteThink.org. The site’s strategy guides define and provide examples of effective literacy teaching and learning and offer a wealth of related resources to help sharpen your instruction. The following 10 were the most-accessed guides in 2014.

  1. Persuasive Writing (K – Gr. 5)
  2. Socratic Seminars (Gr. 6 – 12)
  3. Making Connections (Gr. 3 – 8)
  4. Using the RAFT Writing Strategy (Gr. 5 – 12)
  5. Close Reading of Literary Texts (Gr. 6 – 12)
  6. Implementing the Writing Process (K – Gr. 5)
  7. Using the Think-Pair-Share Technique (K – Gr. 12)
  8. Developing Evidence-Based Arguments from Texts (Gr. 6 – 12)
  9. Using Guided Reading to Develop Student Reading Independence (K – Gr. 12)
  10. Teacher Read-Aloud That Models Reading for Deep Understanding (K – G r. 12)

Visit the strategy guide section of the ReadWriteThink site for many more options.

As always, if you have feedback or questions about ReadWriteThink, all you have to do is contact us.