November, 2011

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Wisconsin English Journal

Visit the WEJ Website for the latest issue as well as archives. In the current issue:

  • Technology and the Reading Habits of Our Students
  • Learning from a Poetry Internship
  • Differentiated Instruction for English Language Learners
  • Let Us Talk: Oral Communication to Enrich Student Writing
  • Civilizing Rural Education in the Early Twentieth Century
  • Increasing Student Engagement through Book Clubs
  • Unraveling the Language Puzzle

Each issue also includes a variety of columns and book reviews. The Wisconsin English Journal, fully online with open access, is published each fall and spring. Register to submit an article or serve as a reviewer.

WCTE Now on Facebook

Connect with other Wisconsin English teachers via the most popular social networking service. Join Facebook and become a fan.

Classroom Research Grants from WCTE

Apply for a grant to promote the teaching of English in  your school. Awards are made annually through WCTE’s Robert C. Pooley Foundation. Also, you can nominate someone for a state or national award.  See the awards page for details.

Statement on Intellectual Freedom

Members in attendance at this year’s Annual Business Meeting in Milwaukee adopted a Position Statement affirming the rights of students and teachers in matters of language and literacy, and emphasizing the promotion of intellectual activity and creativity, freedom of expression and debate, and access to information.

In the fall WCTE Update:

State-Wide gathering March 9-10 featuring Carol Jago
WCTE District 2 Common Core Standards workshop in Lake Geneva
Election results
Bylaw changes
Thriving, not just surviving at District 1 Meeting in Milwaukee
Report: Common Core Meeting in Green Bay
NCTE Chicago Convention Highlights
Highlights of CEL: Conference on English Leadership
State-wide writing initiative
Pooley Award Winners
Board Member Profile: Kathy Bay, District 10
Wisconsin English Journal invites writers, reviewers
WCTE Calendar of Events
Free tech tools for teachers

See the December Update for details

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Members: Update Your Address Information Online

Moving? Graduating? Retiring? Switching to a new ISP? If you still have time left on your current membership, use the convenient online update form to let us know about your change of address. Don’t miss a copy of the Update or Wisconsin English Journal!

Teacher Listserv

The Department of Public Instruction now sponsors englishk16, an unmoderated email discussion group just for teachers of English in Wisconsin.  Become eligible to post messages, and receive copies of all messages posted, by following the Listserv subscription instructions at this site.


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