TEACHERS OF HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE:
Norman Mailer High School and College Awards Contest now open
Submissions Accepted from March 1 - April 30, 2013
Students from high schools and two- and four-year colleges can now submit their writing for awards sponsored by NCTE and the Norman Mailer Center in the following categories:
• creative nonfiction written by students at two-year colleges, junior colleges, and technical…
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Attached is a zipped file including original lesson plans for a high school english unit entitled: "Poetry of the Oppressed". In the zipped file there also is another document that allows one to have access to websites, and texts used throughout the course of…Continue
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As a Michigan Youth Arts Partner Organization, we are invited to read the following new 2012 Arts Education in Michigan Study results.
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Here is a wonderful opportunity for Michigan high school students!
Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation competition for high school students. By encouraging youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance, students can master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.
•October 26, 2012. Application deadline for interested schools…Continue
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Here is my example unit plan. This unit plan is based around the first half of the book, The Hunger Games. I chose 10th grade as my targeted grade level as they must write a paper at the end of the unit. The unit focuses on media and how it is used in the book compared to our society. UnitPlanHG.docx
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The January/February eMET is now available! It's available under "What We Do" and "Publications." If you have trouble opening the document using Firefox, please try using Internet Explorer.
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I just watched the Hallmark Hall of Fame film version of Mitch Albom's Have a Little Faith, and I was blown away. This piece is a wonderful text - and I wonder how many teachers are considering using the film and/or the book in their classes in the future? I know how popular Albom's other books are with high school teachers- Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven.
Here's an sample from the book:…
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Please remember to celebrate Banned Books Week this week in your school and home.
According to the ALA, "Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United…Continue
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Hi fellow teachers!
I hope you all have had a great summer. I am back to school (already, early...I know), and am trying to come up with a great bulletin board for high school ELA. Anyone have an idea for a board that they've used in the past that was a big hit?
My Writing Projects Blog:
Sheila Sims Iding - I AM a Writer (They made us say this during class. I liked the sound of it.)
June 30, 2011
This summer I have been honored to be part of the Red Cedar Writing…
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The Michigan Council of Teachers of English is searching for two new eMET editors. Our editors serve on the MCTE executive committee and are in charge of the electronic newsletter that we publish and email to our membership. Those interested should be energetic, creative, and have some experience in publishing. The newsletter is created in InDesign and is uploaded to our award-winning ning when completed. The new editors will work collaboratively to set deadlines, edit and format the…Continue
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This excellent article was posted by Valerie Strauss on her blog The Answer Sheet every day by bookmarking http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet.
Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 07/19/2011
Why giving standardized tests to young children is ‘really dumb’
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If you are looking for a great way to get involved, network with fabulous people, and make a difference for English/Language Arts professionals in Michigan, we have an opportunity for you!
The Michigan Council of Teachers of English is searching for two energetic, dedicated individuals to fill current openings on our executive board. The positions are Elementary School Section Chair and…Continue
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