English Teaching Resources

Check out our lessons, strategies, and web resources to help you in the classroom.

Our Mission:

WCTE strengthens the teaching of English Language Arts through
mentoring, scholarship, advocacy and collegiality.


Our Board of Directors bring experience from middle school through university level.
Meet our Board Officers:




1st Vice President


2nd Vice President


Past President






Executive Director

See what some Satisfied Members have to say

  • Learning

    I joined WCTE because I wanted to learn from the high quality presentations at the 2019 convention.

    Katherine Dallard, Madison Country Day School

  • Best Teaching Practices

    I like WCTE because it supports English teachers with innovative best practice strategies that can be implemented easily in our classrooms.

    Shannon Venegas, East Troy High School

  • Empowerment

    WCTE gives me a chance to learn from others to grow my practice and empower my students.

    Amy Unti-Runnells, Waukesha West High School

  • New Ideas

    I am a member of WCTE to help me gather new ideas and to keep my instruction fresh.

    Philip Scheviak, Bonduel High School

  • Collaborative Relationships

    I joined WCTE to build collaborative relationships with English teachers across the state.

    Miranda Moody, Lincoln High School, Wisconsin Rapids

  • Improvement

    WCTE is an organization that allows us to come together, share ideas and continually improve our field.

    Stephanie Rau, Bonduel High School

  • Connect with Professionals

    WCTE provides a refreshing opportunity to connect with supportive professionals who have the same passions--to teach and learn.

    Brittany Osborne, Wisconsin Rapids Middle School

In the latest WCTE Update

WCTE’s position on Common Core Standards, convention review, DPI news, and more in the January Update.   

Theater in London

Theater in London

Program and Purpose:

This program offers you the opportunity to spend three fabulous weeks attending plays, studying theatre, and immersing yourself in the culture of London, the theatre capital of the world!

Our schedule of plays ranges from Shakespeare, to award-winning new plays, to musicals, to experimental theatre. We’ll see those shows at venues ranging from The National Theatre to fabled theatres such as the Barbican, the Royal court, the Donmar Warehouse, and the Bush Theatre, among others. London is the greatest theatrical laboratory in the world, and you will experience it at its best.

In the September Update

Convention sessions and registration form, testing news from DPI, award winners and more in the September Update.     

Nominations Deadline Extended

The deadline has been extended to May 15 for nominating candidates for the Nancy Hoefs Memorial Award for an  Outstanding Beginning Teacher.  See the Awards Page for details.

Nominations sought for Intellectual Freedom Award

WCTE is seeking nominations for the 2013 Lee Burress Intellectual Freedom Award.  The award  is designed to acknowledge the work done by educators who teach and extol the tenets of free speech and who urge responsible, humane and caring communication.  See the award announcement.

In the December Update

Read the latest  WCTE Update for convention news, award winners, new officers, and more.

Business Proceedings

Minutes of Executive Committee meetings can be viewed on this site, along with minutes of the Annual Business Meeting.  See the Minutes page for details.  The Minutes page contains a link to Committee Reports.  These pages are also accessible via the menu under “About WCTE” and by entering the terms in the search box.

WEJ Vol. 54, No. 2 now available

The latest issue of the Wisconsin English Journal  is now freely available online.  See the table of contents for a variety of articles, regular features, reviews, and news about the teaching of English. 

Networking the 2012 Convention

See WCTE’s Facebook page for commentary about the 2012 convention, including links to presenters and materials.  Click on the Facebook picture in the slide show at right.

New directors announced

Election results were announced at the 2012 Annual Meeting in Madison.  For a list of new and returning directors, visit the Officers and Directors page.