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NCTE Books by Women

In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we’re sharing books and resources from NCTE written by some incredible women and teams led by women.

Black Perspectives in Writing Program Administration: From the Margins to the Center by editors Staci M. Perryman-Clark and Collin Lamont Craig share strategies for WPAS of color to cultivate antiracist responses within an Afrocentric framework and to enact socially responsible approaches to program building. Read more in this blog post by the authors.

In Discussion Pathways to Literacy Learning authors McCann, Kahn, and Walter examine the function of classroom discussion as an essential element in inquiry and literacy learning. The authors talk more about the text in this blog post.

In Going Public with Assessment: A Community Practice Approach the authors share classroom vignettes, strategies, and resources for “going public” with literacy assessment through teacher collaboration with colleagues, with families, and with the community. Read more from the author in this Council Chronicle article.

In The Incarceration of Japanese Americans in the 1940s: Literature for the High School Classroom Rachel Endo offers new ways to talk and teach about the incarceration of Japanese Americans in the United States during World War II through the selected works of critically acclaimed Japanese American authors Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Lawson Fusao Inada, and Hisaye Yamamoto. Check out this blog post by the author.

Letting Go: How to Give Your Students Control over Their Learning in the English Classroom by Meg Donhauser, Cathy Stutzman, and Heather Hersey is based in the Inquiry Learning Plan (ILP), a flexible tool that allows students to engineer their own goals and create an authentic final assessment, this practical approach provides a clear, customizable experience for teachers looking to shift ownership of learning to the student, whether wholly or in part. Visit the companion website to go deeper.

Literacy Engagement through Peritextual Analysis from editors: Shelbie Witte, Melissa Gross, Don Latham highlights creative and engaging approaches to providing, highlighting, and teaching the peritext of a text. This collection will help students learn how to judge a book by its cover . . . and everything else. Learn more in this blog post from the authors.

In Speak for Yourself: Writing with Voice Susanne Rubenstein shows how to focus on voice in the teaching of writing to help students take ownership of their work, enjoy what they’re writing, and produce writing that shows depth of thought and originality of expression. Find lesson plans and teaching ideas from the author here.

Workshopping the Canon by Mary E. Styslinger introduces practicing and preservice English language arts teachers to a process for planning and teaching the most frequently taught texts in middle and secondary classrooms using a workshop approach.

Be on the lookout for an announcement related to this book later in the spring!

Pick up one of these great titles today!