Secondary - National Council of Teachers of English

Secondary at NCTE

The Secondary Section enhances the professional lives of English language arts educators and the quality of education of their students by providing multiple forums for significant dialogue on historical, current, and emerging topics of interest to secondary English language arts educators.

Featured Secondary Publications

Teaching Reading with YA Literature: Complex Texts, Complex Lives

Author Jennifer Buehler shows how to implement a YA pedagogy—one that revolves around student motivation while upholding the goals of rigor and complexity.

Grammar to Get Things Done: A Practical Guide for Teachers Anchored in Real-World Usage

Authors Darren Crovitz and Michelle Devereaux show how form, function, and use can help teachers move away from decontextualized grammar instruction and begin considering grammar in applied contexts of everyday use. A copublication of Routledge and NCTE.

2023 Annual Convention

2023 NCTE
Annual Convention

The NCTE Annual Convention offers access to more than 690 sessions led by literacy educators, for literacy educators.

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NCTE’s award-winning journal provides ideas for English language arts teachers in junior and senior high schools and middle schools. It presents information on the teaching of writing and reading, literature, and language, and includes information on how teachers are putting the latest technologies to work in their classrooms.

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

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

Explore these online events and resources offering instructional strategies and immersive activities that facilitate research and critical thinking!

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.