August 2020 #NCTEChat – Build Your Stack for Back to School - National Council of Teachers of English
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August 2020 #NCTEChat – Build Your Stack for Back to School

Join us on Sunday, August 16, at 8:00 p.m. ET for an #NCTEchat where members of the Build Your Stack committee, Tricia Ebarvia (@triciaebarvia) and Aeriale N. Johnson (arcticisleteach), will lead a conversation on building booklists for your classroom this school year.


The following questions will be shared during the Twitter chat:

WARM-UP: Please introduce yourself. Tell us your name, location, the grade level you teach, and share any book stacks you’ve been reading this summer. #NCTEchat [8:04 p.m.]

Q1: Sharing books can be a powerful way to build community amongst students. With the uncertainty of school reopenings, what book stacks will you share with your students to foster a community of care? #NCTEchat [8:10 p.m.]

Q2: In a year that might be harder to get books into students’ hands, what strategies do you recommend for helping students build their book stacks, especially those students who are our “toughest readers to please” (Osborn)? #NCTEchat [8:18 p.m.]

Q3: It is likely that most of our learning this year will be done virtually. How can we help students navigate reading, writing, and digital literacies through intentional text sets? #NCTEchat [8:26 p.m.]

Q4: Stories offer rich opportunities to build students’ social-emotional learning, which will be incredibly important given the uncertainties around the upcoming year. Which texts will you use this year to nurture social-emotional learning among students? #NCTEchat [8:34 p.m.]

Q5: Given recent and historical events, the need to center antiracism in our practices is more important than ever. Which texts will you use to disrupt harmful narratives and foster a more accurate and complete understanding of marginalized communities? #NCTEchat [8:42 p.m.]

Q6: Which new texts are you most excited to share with your students this year? #NCTEchat [8:50 p.m.]


We hope to see you there! Be sure to join us by using #NCTEchat.

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