Middle Level at NCTE

Middle Level educators work with students at a unique moment in their development which means our approach to the teaching and learning of literacy is also unique within the field. Members of the Middle Level within NCTE will find that our resources and community provide meaningful opportunities to discuss classroom methods and philosophies with other innovative, nationally respected middle grade teachers. Join us to learn more about “Why Middle Matters” and to be part of the ongoing evolution of our profession!


JOIN US!  Starting School in the ”New Normal”: A Middle Level Section Listening Circle Event  on AUGUST 27 at 7pm ET  CLICK HERE to register


Featured Middle Stories

Coming Full Circle

Kirsten Foti, 7-8th Grade Reading and Writing, Arlington, TX

Fragile X

Amanda Brewer, Middle School Teacher, Denton, TX

Featured Middle Level Publications

2020 NCTE
Annual Convention

The NCTE Annual Convention is an opportunity to network with and learn from some of the brightest minds in the profession. Join us in November as we welcome many authors, advocates, and literacy educators from across the country.

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This journal publishes original contributions by middle level teachers, students, teacher educators, and researchers in response to specific themes that focus on our discipline, our teaching, and our students. Voices offers middle level teachers innovative and practical ideas for classroom use that are rooted in current research; this is a journal for teachers, by teachers.

Learn about these awards recognizing educators and journal articles and how you can nominate for them:


The Middle Level Section Steering Committee (MLSSC) members are elected by the NCTE membership each year to a four-year term. The Chair is elected from within the MLSSC to a two-year term and serves on the NCTE Executive Committee representing the interests of the middle level membership.

The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE (ALAN) promotes communication and cooperation among all individuals who have a special interest in adolescent literature, presents programs and conferences on this subject, promotes and increases the number of articles and publications devoted to it and integrates the efforts of all those with an interest in this literature.