Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Resource Alert: NCTE Inbox

The National Council of Teachers of English offer a weekly update of "news, views, and ideas you can use" which I have found useful over the past several years. I find especially useful the "ideas you can use" section which is themed and provides links to articles, book chapters, and lesson plans published by NCTE for elementary through college.

For example, the theme for this week's inbox is strategies for spelling instruction. There is a lesson plan and an article on the National Spelling Bee, but of particular interest to me is the first chapter from Lester Laminack and Katie Wood Ray's book Spelling in Use titled, Spelling--What's All the Fuss? on how spelling fits into the broader topic of learning to write. Other articles on teaching spelling in middle school, high school, and college are provided.

Click here to read all of the past issues of inbox and here to subscribe to the weekly update.

One note, you only have 21 days to print or download articles and book chapters so if you want access to the past few inbox "freebies" then you must hurry!

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