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Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

2018 has been an amazing year for NCTE and we’re excited to share the great things coming in 2019. But as educators know, reflection is an important part of the learning process. Before we kick off the new year, we’re taking a look back at all of the wonderful writing generated by our members, our staff, and educators on the NCTE blog last year by sharing the top 10 most read posts published during 2018. If you’re looking for some great reads to end 2018 with, here’s your guide!

 

10. Culturally Responsive Teaching in Today’s Classrooms

Member Valentina Gonzalez offers a number of recommendations to ensure a culturally responsive classroom that respects each student’s unique culture.

 

9. 2018 Book Recommendations: YA and Adult Fiction

During our January #NCTEchat, New Year/New Ideas, educators shared one book they’d recommend everyone read in 2018. This blog post shares recommended YA and adult fiction.

 

8. Build Your Stack: Read-Aloud Recommendations

NCTE President Franki Sibberson shares two new books that she is keeping in mind as possible read-alouds for the school year.

 

"My students know what they like, so if I’m going to be the best teacher that I can be for them, I need to be reading the books that they’re loving." Colby Sharp

7. Build Your Stack: Five Ways to Stay on Top of the Latest and Greatest in Children’s Literature

NCTE member Colby Sharp shares recommendations on how to stay up-to-date on the latest in children’s literature. #BuildYourStack

 

Collage of Graphic Novel Images

6. Diversity in Graphic Novels

This past summer, members highlighted the need for more diversity in graphic novels. We’ve compiled a list of suggested resources to check out.

 

5. Announcing the 2019 NCTE Children’s Book Awards

During the Children’s Book Awards luncheon at #NCTE18, we announced the winners of the 2019 Charlotte Huck, Orbis Pictus, and Excellence in Poetry for Children Awards.

 

4. 2018 Book Recommendations: Children’s Books

During a recent #NCTEchat, we asked educators to share one book they’d recommend everyone read in 2018. This blog post shares the recommended children’s books.

 

3. Mentor Texts for Teaching Argument Writing

After our November #NCTEchat, we asked our social media community to share some of their favorite mentor texts for teaching argument writing. This blog post includes those recommendations.

 

2. 2018 Reading Recommendations: Professional Development

There’s always something new to learn. These professional development book recommendations came in during a recent #NCTEchat.

 

1. Mentor Texts for Teaching Narrative Writing: Picture Books, Short Stories, and More

As a follow-up to our November #NCTEchat, we asked our social media community to share some of their favorite mentor texts for teaching narrative writing. This blog post highlights picture book, short stories recommendations, and more.