Teacher Appreciation Week 2019 - National Council of Teachers of English
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Teacher Appreciation Week 2019

Like the books that stick with a reader for a lifetime, you are a page turner. With each day in your presence, your students add words to their own stories. With each lesson you deepen the way they understand the world and offer new ways for them to write their own pages. You open doors into the past. You inspire the future. You are nothing short of amazing, and NCTE appreciates you.

Page turners don’t do this work alone. As the saying goes—it takes a village.

This year during Teacher Appreciation Week, we’re celebrating the work that we, as a community of page turners, are able to accomplish together.

As a small token of that appreciation for the vital work that teachers do, each day during Teacher Appreciation week (May 6-10) we’ll be giving away an NCTE resource (primarily via email) to help support your professional development and learning. As an added bonus, at the end of each day, we’ll be giving away an additional prize to be mailed to one lucky winner from that day’s sign-up!


Get a sneak peek of each day’s giveaway below:


Monday, May 6

Stay current with the latest research and ideas from colleagues in the field with a set of curated NCTE Journal articles.

Bonus giveaway: A collection of journal articles (in PDF and/or printed form) on a topic of the winner’s choice.

Tuesday, May 7

#BuildYourStack with book recommendations from colleagues you trust, including curated trade-book lists.

Bonus giveaway: A set of the 2019 Charlotte Huck and Orbis Pictus award-winning titles and a copy of the NCTE title The Power of Picture Books: Using Content Area Literature in Middle School.

Wednesday, May 8

Deepen your practice with professional texts written by your peers with curated chapters of professional learning books.

Bonus giveaway: Five professional development books from NCTE, including a copy of this year’s NCTE Reads book. Notes: We’ll customize the books based on the winner’s grade band; this year’s NCTE Read’s book will be announced on May 8!

Thursday, May 9

Find your professional home in the #NCTEVillage—signal your membership with your own NCTE popsocket! Note: this item will be shipped; available while supplies last.

Bonus giveaway: A year of NCTE membership to a current nonmember.

Friday, May 10

Meet 8,000 new friends at the NCTE Annual Convention. When you sign up, you’ll receive your own toolkit to make the case to attend #NCTE19 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Bonus giveaway: NCTE Convention Registration. Note: Winner must be a first-time attendee of NCTE Convention.


Each day’s giveaway will begin at 6:00 a.m. ET and will continue until the next morning when a new giveaway will become available.

We want to make sure you don’t miss any of these amazing giveaways during Teacher Appreciation Week! Sign up to receive a text message each morning that includes a short affirmation as well as a reminder to sign up for the day’s resources. Note: The form may take a moment to record your response.


Though NCTE will never charge you for the text messages you receive, you may see some charges from your mobile provider, depending on your phone plan. Your privacy is important to us; we will only use this number to communicate with you during Teacher Appreciation Week.