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A Look Back at May on ncte.org

LookBackJust like that, it’s June 2016! Where did May go? I don’t have that answer but I can tell you where YOU went in May 2016 on ncte.org!

Folks were very involved with all things CCCCs: College Composition and Communication. Site visitors got caught up on the 2016 CCCC Annual Convention and looking forward to the 2017 gathering. The Convention buzz must still be in the air because people were looking at programs from past CCCC Annual Conventions. Others wanted to learn more about CCCC or the news from the Conference.

In the K-12 arena, there were visits to check out Digital Literacies Lesson Plans, Strategy Guides and Other Resources from ReadWriteThink. Visitors learned about strategies for online safety, infusing technology into pieces of classic literature, and viewed materials on copyright.

One of my favorite resources was a hot item last month: “Fifty Alternatives
to the Book Report”. This diverse group of suggestions invites students to explore new directions and respond with greater depth to the books they read. This article served as an inspiration to an entire suite of lesson plans on ReadWriteThink.org.

A Policy Research Brief on English Language Learners addresses the multiple languages in our country, the many faces of English Language Learners (ELLs), research-based recommendations for effective ELL instruction, and more.

Finally, folks clicked to learn “How to Write a Rationale“. NCTE offers advice, helpful documents, and other support at no cost to teachers faced with challenges to literary works, films and videos, drama productions, or teaching methods. NCTE’s Anti-Censorship efforts are currently only funded to provide a public service to members and nonmembers when they are facing challenges to literary works, films, and videos.  Learn more through the NCTE Intellectual Freedom Center.

Stay tuned for next month when we take a look at June happenings on ncte.org!