ELA and Civics - National Council of Teachers of English

NCTE Resources for Your Civic Education Needs

NCTE recognizes the inherent connection between English language arts and civic education, and supports educators across this continuum with a bounty of resources.

NCTE, with support from the Educating for American Democracy project, has released our new guide, Reading, Writing, & Raising Voices: The Centrality of Literacy to Civic Education. This guide is meant to help educators and school leaders create continuous harmony between literacy instruction and civic life.

Written by NCTE member Nicole Mirra, with contributions from NCTE members Kimberly Eckert, Seth French, and LaMar Timmons-Long, this guide aims to redefine education systems utilizing civically engaged literacy, social literacy analysis, critical media literacy, and community conversations.