ABOUT WVCTE

Dear English Teachers of West Virginia,

We are passionate teachers who are committed to providing our students with the highest quality instruction and most valuable learning experience we can offer. We believe English teachers throughout our state have a story to tell, expertise to share, and the ability to change and shape the lives of our students. We believe that when teachers are connected, have a voice, and are plugged in, students benefit. 

WVCTE provides teachers a network for meaningful professional learning, so our classrooms become places where learning matters and endures.

 Please join us in uniting West Virginia educators. Let’s inspire greatness together.


WVCTE Executive Committee

Let's learn and grow together.

WVCTE Best Practices Blog

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3 Tips for Using Literature as Mentor Texts

"When it comes to writing and mentor text study in a literature intensive course, I rely on a few tricks of the mentor-text trade that encourage students to deliberately craft their writing, not just get words on the page in the allotted time. The best way I know how to do that is to the use the literature itself as our mentor texts." Here are 3 tips for using the literature you're already studying to guide your writers. @ncte #nctevillage

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Metaphorically Speaking

Me: “Today we are going to talk about poetry! Who’s excited?” Every class I’ve ever had: *crickets* I’m not sure about your students, but mine don’t love poetry.  A few years ago, when we switched Read more…

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WVCTE: 4 Years and Growing Strong

By Karla Hilliard These past four years, Jess and I have collaborated with a core team of teachers who serve on the WVCTE Executive Committee. Together, we have worked to re-establish the West Virginia affiliate Read more…