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Latest Discussion Postings

  • Peter Smagorinsky

    Baseball and teaching: Why simplistic measures of...

    Posted in: CEE: Conference on English ...

    Smagorinsky, P. (2014, October 28). Baseball and...

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    RE: Desperately Need Encouragement

    Posted in: New Teachers

    Sharon, if the relationship with the department...

  • Sharon Kinsey

    RE: Desperately Need Encouragement

    Posted in: New Teachers

    Anna, Thank you. It turns out that my mentor...

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    RE: Desperately Need Encouragement

    Posted in: New Teachers

    Sharon, We feel your pain, but encourage you to...

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    Afternoon Delights ... for kids

    Posted in: Reading Collaborative

    Add another delightful option to children's after...

Community Blogs

  • Katherine Nelson

    Hey, Region 4!

    Affiliates, Standing Committee On

    Who's interested in getting together in DC? more

  • Carol Delaney

    Call for Manuscripts

    CCCC - Faculty Members as Writers

    ENGLISH IN TEXAS, VOLUME 45.1 (WINTER 2014)... more

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    African American Literature

    A good book to read is Wake of the Wind by J. California... more

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    What do College Comp instructors want from incoming High School Graduates?

    See the original Discussion Post ​I was... more

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    How Mass Customization Can Create Value for Your Business Starting Today

    Mass customization has made its... more


Join us for the 2014 College Celebration

This year's College Celebration at the NCTE Annual Convention features the Richard Ohmann Award presentation and NCTE Vice President Doug Hesse, who will be speaking on "Writing as Exploration and Seduction, Even in Stolidly Practical Times." Friday, November 21, 7:30-9:30 pm, National Harbor 3.

NCTE Vice Presidential Election

NCTE's next Vice President will be a voting member of the Secondary Section.

Please encourage Secondary voting members to nominate candidates for the office and consider nominating candidates as well. To nominate someone for Vice President, members should complete the nomination form and return it (with a résumé or bio for the nominee) by November 1, 2014, to the NCTE Elections Office (1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801; fax: 217-328-0977).

Upcoming Events

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    Nov 20 - 23
    National Harbor, MD
  2. NCTE Annual Convention Postconvention Workshops

    Nov 23 - 25
    National Harbor, MD
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    Nov 23 - 25
    National Harbor, MD

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Larry Butti shares the strategies and materials he uses with fall semester seniors as they write college...

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