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National Council of Teachers of English, 2016
Equity can be described as the elimination of privilege, oppression, disparities, and disadvantage that historically have excluded those belonging to particular groups. This is the first and overarching of several research policy briefs around issues of equity. When taken as a whole, these briefs will create a space and open a dialogue around the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Student Diversity
National Council of Teachers of English, 2014
"The Students' Right to Read," published in 1961, revised in 1981, and reaffirmed by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Executive Committee in 2012, responds to censorship or attempts to restrict or deny students access to materials deemed objectionable by some individual or group. Despite this position statement and the…
Descriptors: Censorship, Student Rights, Access to Information, Language Arts
National Council of Teachers of English, 2014
The term "standardized" tests is often heard along with "high-stakes." Standardized tests are administered, scored, and interpreted in a consistent way, so that the performances of large groups of students can be compared. They are not in themselves high-stakes, but they are often used for high-stakes purposes such as…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Learning Processes, Language Arts, High Stakes Tests
National Council of Teachers of English, 2013
First-year writing (FYW) courses, long a common introductory experience for college students, regardless of location or institution type, are currently being challenged by a number of alternatives. These challenges include online courses and/or MOOCS, various "test-out" options, and dual-enrollment programs. Although they differ from one…
Descriptors: Freshman Composition, Learner Engagement, Retention (Psychology), Rhetorical Invention
National Council of Teachers of English, 2013
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA), designed to make students college and career ready, were released in June 2010, and have since been adopted by 45 states seeking to be eligible for Race to the Top funds offered by the US Department of Education. The states that signed on with the CCSS agreed to fully…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Program Implementation, Language Arts
Yancey, Kathleen Blake – National Council of Teachers of English, 2009
Historically, writes the author, humans have experienced an impulse to write; have found the materials to write; have endured the labor of composition; have understood that writing offers new possibility and a unique agency, in spite of cultures that devalued writing, that at times prohibited writing by those who may have been female or of color,…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Educational History, Literacy, Models
Crafton, Linda K., Ed.; Johnson, Nancy J., Ed. – National Council of Teachers of English, 2008
This issue of "School Talk" brings together the ideas of purposefulness and intertextuality together in a teaching practice called intentional intertextual inquiry. "Making Inquiry Intentional and Intertextual" (Karen Smith, Sarah Diaz, and Silvia Edgerton) discusses the framework that combines inquiry-based learning and intertextuality within…
Descriptors: Reader Response, Learning Experience, Inquiry, Intention
National Council of Teachers of English, 2007
This document is a compilation of the four issues in the 24th volume of "Classroom Notes Plus." issue of "Classroom Notes Plus" contains descriptions of original, unpublished teaching practices, and of adapted ideas. The August 2006 issue (v24 n1) includes: More Choice Leads to More Reading (Amy Ishee); Book-of-the Month Reports (Patricia Crist);…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Literacy, Adolescents, Adolescent Literature
National Council of Teachers of English, 2006
This document is a compilation of the four issues in the 23rd volume of "Classroom Notes Plus." Each issue of "Classroom Notes Plus" contains descriptions of original, unpublished teaching practices, and of adapted ideas. The August 2005 (v23 n1) issue includes: Sharing Responses to Literature via Exit Slips (Barb Wagner); Letting Learners Teach…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Reaction, Peer Teaching
National Council of Teachers of English, 2005
This document is a compilation of the four issues in the 22nd volume of "Classroom Notes Plus." The August 2004 issue includes: Celebrating Our Names (Nitza Agam); Group Resume (Jennifer L. Alex); There's Much to Learn from Listening (Ann McKenna); Roll Call Turns into Brainstorming (John R. Banks); Create Your Own Museum (Jennifer Collison);…
Descriptors: Music, Language Arts, Writing (Composition), Revision (Written Composition)
Stenberg, Shari J. – National Council of Teachers of English, 2005
The recent pedagogical "boom" in English studies and the seeming omnipresence of the term pedagogy have not been matched by a correspondingly radical shift in how educators prepare professors of English. Instead, Shari J. Stenberg argues, "professing" remains primarily defined by conceptions of research. Stenberg insists that pedagogy will not be…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development, Teacher Education, English Teachers
Rubenstein, Susanne – National Council of Teachers of English, 2005
Featuring biographical information, detailed discussion of specific short stories and poems, critical analysis, and innovative activities for teaching literature and writing, this book takes the reader into the world and work of Raymond Carver, the "father of minimalism." Carver's writing presents an honest and moving portrayal of modern American…
Descriptors: Authors, United States Literature, Writing Instruction, Writing Exercises
McCann, Thomas M.; Johannessen, Larry R.; Ricca, Bernard P. – National Council of Teachers of English, 2005
Why do some early-career English teachers leave the profession while others stay? This book extends earlier research about the concerns of beginning teachers in general and also examines specifically the frustrations of beginning high school English teachers. Based on their findings from a three-year research study, the authors review the common…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Orientation, English Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
Redd, Teresa M.; Schuster Webb, Karen – National Council of Teachers of English, 2005
In this book, Teresa M. Redd and Karen Schuster Webb explain not only what African American English (AAE) is, but also what role it may play in students' mastery of Standard Written English. Designed especially for writing teachers, this volume is a concise, coherent, and current source that summarizes the major schools of thought about…
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, North American English, Writing Teachers, Black Dialects
Claggett, Fran – National Council of Teachers of English, 2005
In today's educational climate, it is more important than ever that teachers prepare their students to be effective and competent writers who can write for a variety of purposes. How can teachers teach their students the skills they need to be successful while also fostering an appreciation for the process, craft, and art of writing? Drawing from…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Writing Skills
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