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Reflections on an Unprecedented Year

by NCTE member and member of the NCTE Secondary Section Steering Committee Valerie Mattessich (June 2021)

The Framing Routine: What Is It and Why Should You Try It with Your Students?

by NCTE member and member of the NCTE Secondary Section Steering Committee Angela Moore (May 2021)

Reflections on Point-less Grading

by NCTE member and member of the NCTE Secondary Section Steering Committee Josh Thompson (March 2021)

Today—More than Ever—We Need Poetry

by NCTE member and member of the NCTE Secondary Section Steering Committee Susan Barber (February 2021)

Focusing on the Gains: Explorations and Creative Approaches In a Time of Loss

by NCTE member and member of the NCTE Secondary Section Steering Committee Valerie Mattessich (April 2020)

“That’s Why a Name Is Important. It Defines You”: Romeo and Juliet and The Hate U Give in Conversation

by NCTE member and Secondary Section Steering Committee member Joshua Cabat (December 2019)

#WhatStoryAreYouTelling: Engaging Youth Media in the Classroom

by NCTE member and member of the NCTE Secondary Section Steering Committee. Keisha L. Green (October 2019)

Working for Change: An Interview with Lorena Germán

by NCTE member and Immediate Past Chair of the NCTE Secondary Section Steering Committee Shekema Silveri (March 2019)

Greetings from the Secondary Section Steering Committee!

by NCTE member and Secondary Section Steering Committee Chair Tiffany Rehbein (January 2019)

Discussing Topics in Secondary English through Building and Annotating Playlists
by NCTE member and Secondary Section Steering Committee member Vaughn W. M. Watson (October 2018)

The American Icon Paper
by NCTE member and Secondary Section Steering Committee member Ann Marie Quinlan (June 2018)

Break Down the Walls, and Some Reasons Why You Should Engage Students in a Secondary Day of Writing
by NCTE member and Secondary Section Steering Committee Assistant Chair Tiffany L. Rehbein (May 2018)

“More Yesterday than Anybody” — A Beloved Project
by NCTE member and Secondary Section Steering Committee member Joshua Cabat (March 2018)

Engage Now! February 2018

by NCTE member and Secondary Section Steering Committee Shekema Silveri (February 2018)

Independent Reading Presentations (Book Talks)
by Lawrence Butti, Mineola High School, Garden City Park, NY (October 2015)
This student book talks lesson (grades 9-12) cultivates the practice of independent reading in students.

Using Visuals to Promote Understanding
by Katie Greene, West Forsyth High School, Cummings, GA (September 2015)
Using visuals to promote understanding through creating the “body biography” of a character with colors, graphics, and designs.

Literary Analysis Reading Group
by Courtney Morgan, Skyline High School, Idaho Falls, ID (July 2015)
This lesson (grades 10-12) shows how students are actively engaged in identify specific literary concepts in readings.

Final Course Project
by Janis Mottern-High, Twin Falls High School, Twin Falls, ID (June 2015)
Grade 12 AP students are given an opportunity after AP exams to reflect “on the works and authors that have touched them the most”: analytical and creative.

A Song Analysis Project
by Rebecca Britten (April 2015)
This project (grades 11-12) connects song lyrics with contemporary social values/qualities/ideas, based on an American literature lesson on the Great Depression that demonstrated similar connections.

Review of Tone Words, Definition of Theme, and Passive vs. Active Voice (grades 9-12)
by Jordan Kohanim, Northview High School, Johns Creek, GA (March 2015)