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


Past President


Past President





See what some Satisfied Members have to say

  • Collaboration

    I belong to WCTE because it allows me to collaborate with people across the state and it keeps me energized in my own teaching.

    Jennifer Kieren, Ellsworth Community High School

  • Best Teaching Practices

    WCTE membership acquaints me with best teaching practices and opportunities for collaboration with my Wisconsin colleagues.

    Katie Herrmann, Hartford Union High School

  • Connections

    As a teacher in a small district, I love the connection that WCTE allows me to make with teachers all over the state. Whether large or small, urban or rural, or somewhere in between, we can all help each other out.

    Kara Sommerfeldt, Arcadia High School

  • Family

    NCTE is my professional home; WCTE, my immediate family.

    Kathy Nelson, Arrowhead High School

  • Making World Better

    WCTE helps me make the world a safer and cooler place for English teachers and their students.

    John Pruitt, UW-Rock County

  • Opportunities for Growth

    WCTE is my link to professional growth in ELA. This group of dedicated educators works tirelessly to bring all of us opportunities for growth and fellowship. Join now!

    Martha Handrick, Lakeland Union High School

  • Having a Voice

    WCTE gives us a voice in our own profession! I love being part of an organization that believes in the values I fight hard to protect in my classroom.

    John Schad, Kohler Middle School

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 termsRead More

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.

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Intellectual Freedom award to Ellyn Lem

UW-Waukesha English professor to receive 2012 Lee Burress award from WCTE.  See the fall WCTE Update  for details.

Fall Update now available

Read the fall WCTE Update for the latest news of WCTE and English in Wisconsin.

WCTE Is Ready to Help

From Your President From Kathy Nelson I just finished writing the names of all my 165 students on index cards, which I use for various things throughout the semester, found my lunch bag with the protein bar from last spring skipped for a student senate picnic provided for teachers, andRead More

Summer Board Meeting

 Thursday, July 26,  from 9:00 a.m. to Friday, July 27, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. Pyle Center, Room 225, 702 Langdon Street, Madison WI 53706. Happy Summertime!  It’s that time again to make plans to attend our annual retreat for all directors and board members. Please use this web address: http://conferencing.uwex.edu/location.cfm to reserve your rooms atRead More