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BY: LIZ KEIPER “Why are we reading this?” “This doesn’t affect my life.” “That happened so long ago. That could never happen now.” “I wish we could learn about stuff that actually matters.” We’ve all heard these sentiments from students from time to time. Sometimes it’s just the fact that...

Good Readers are Re-Readers November 2, 2017 By Toni M. Poling Close reading is the basis for all the work we do in my classroom.  My students are exposed to written text, visual text, and auditory text over the span of my AP English Literature and my AP...

by Jessica Salfia I have been using podcasts in my high school ELA classroom for several years now.  As a resource, there are limitless possibilities for incorporating this medium into your own classrooms.  Podcasts are incredibly easy to access and cover thousands of topics and genres. ...

By Karla Hilliard Classroom noises come in all varieties, and we teachers know the good from the bad. We teachers are freakishly attuned to clicking and clacking, to chattiness and cattiness, to confusion and concern, to excitement and epiphany. And there's nothing quite like the sound of...

By Dustin Hixenbaugh Attending this year's NCTE Convention are a number of ELA celebrities (Sherman Alexie! Jacqueline Woodson! Jason Reynolds!) that I'd love to run into and snap a selfie with while we're all standing in line for the water fountain. But the famous person I'm...

Dear English Teachers of West Virginia,

We are a group of 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 when teachers are connected, have a voice, and are plugged in, students benefit. WVCTE provides teachers a professional experience that inspires greatness, so they can reach their students in ways that result in learning that matters and endures.   

Please join us in uniting West Virginia educators. 

Let’s inspire greatness together. 

WVCTE Executive Committee