English Journal is NCTE's award-winning journal of ideas for English language arts teachers in junior and senior high schools and middle schools.
Volume 107, Number 4, March 2018
David Gorlewski and Julie Gorlewski
Amanda K. Palmer
Member of the Secondary Section Steering Committee comment on topics of importance to English language arts educators.
Jocelyn A. Chadwick, Leigh Patel, and Ken Lindblom
Three educational leaders—Jocelyn A. Chadwick, Leigh Patel, and Ken Lindblom—are interviewed about their approaches to teacher leadership.
Jennifer S. Dail, Michelle Goodsite, and Stephanie Sanders
This article describes a state-level partnership between the Department of Education, a National Writing Project site, and teacher leaders at five schools. The partnership’s goal was to empower teacher leaders to implement a professional learning project at their individual schools.
Amy Rasmussen and William Eastman
Too often, the summer learning imposed on students and teachers tends to be an abandonment of our goals, values, and beliefs in English language arts instruction. The authors propose authentic reading and writing experiences instead, meeting the learning needs of students and teachers simultaneously.
This article focuses on explicitly teaching the language of leadership to novice and veteran teachers to establish strong relationships with administrators and community constituents to support teachers so they might enact innovative curricular choices.
Robert D. Ford and Megan E. Lee
Two school leaders and ELA teachers share the process through which they convinced their department to abandon the vocabulary workbooks they had been using for more than 30 years, the collaborative process through which they fostered a new approach, and the initial results of its implementation.
This article describes an approach to professional development that capitalized on investments in expertise among English language arts (ELA) teachers to support literacy across the district.
Ryan Goble, Linette Chaloka, James Hultgren, Laura Payton, Ben Peterselli, Mike Roethler, Sara Schumacher, Nessa Slowinski, and Joan Witkus
This article explores efforts at curriculum revisions in the English departments of Chicago’s western suburbs.
Leaders have the opportunity to inspire, to motivate, and to make a positive difference in the lives of teachers and adolescents. This article focuses on international literacy leaders and their views of the teaching of writing.
Using Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Aristotle, and recent philosophical work by Matt Crawford, the author suggests how creative pedagogy can help students better understand changing voting habits during the 2016 presidential election.
Tanya J. Hannaford and Gretchen Teague
The authors, who together have co-facilitated a unique professional development experience for the past two summers, share strategies for building effective leaders in cross-curricular writing instruction.
Maggie Abbott; Johanna S. Tramantano
Teaching Arguments: Rhetorical Comprehension, Critique, and Response
Dialoguing across Cultures, Identities, and Learning: Crosscurrents and Complexities in Literacy Classrooms
Bob Fecho and Jennifer Clifton
“Lingua Anglia: Bridging Language and Learners” discusses critical, transformative, and powerful ways to support students’ acquisition of Standard English.
Aimee A. Rogers
This column serves as a space dedicated to conversation about Young Adult Literature and to celebrate adolescents, their reading, and their experiences by reviewing the texts that engage them.
"Speaking Truth to Power" seeks to explore the experiences and possibilities that arise when educators speak Truth to power.
Patricia A. Dunn
This column explores how paying attention to disability—both to the rich contributions made by people with disabilities and to the sometimes negative attitudes in society that can interfere with those contributions—can foster classroom interactions that are more democratic, more inclusive, and more equitable.
“Soft(a)ware in the English Classroom” seeks to identify the ways in which our teaching and learning lives are influenced by software.