Award Details

Nominations are not accepted for this award.

This award recognizes outstanding Language Arts articles that move forward the Elementary Section Steering Committee‘s mission of the pursuit for justice and equity, brings the sociocultural realities of children’s everyday lives into language arts instruction, and facilitates conversations of rich and authentic literacies.

The award shall be given every fall, covering issues published between September and July of the previous volume year. Research/scholarship articles, not department articles, will be eligible for the award.

Award Specifics:
The award is presented at the Elementary Get-Together during the NCTE Annual Convention. The winner receives a framed copy of the cover of the issue of Language Arts in which the article is published.

In July, the editor(s) of Language Arts shall draw up the annual list of eligible authors and shall be the arbiters of eligibility. The Elementary Section Steering Committee award subcommittee will determine the winner.

NCTE Language Arts Distinguished Article Award Winners


Stephanie Jones, University of Georgia, Athens and Karen Spector, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, “Becoming Unstuck: Racism and Misogyny as Traumas Diffused in the Ordinary” May 2017