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  By Karla Hilliard I love watching my children play. I love watching them snap on their unicorn-horned rainbow mohawk bike helmets and hit the pavement with their bikes and scooters. I love watching the neighborhood gang assemble, all gangly and gap toothed. I love watching my...

BY: LIZ KEIPER Student: “Yo, like all of these archetypes are in Fortnite!” Me: “Heck yeah they are! That’s pretty much the point…” ***** I’m in a love relationship with archetypes. To me, literary archetypes take symbolism to a whole new level—it’s literary symbols that inherently encourage text connections....

I always find that the month of March presents the extra special problem of the brackets.  I am constantly finding them around the room and in the halls; discussion around the school amongst the students centers around who has the best bracket.  This year, I...

BY: LIZ KEIPER This year, one of my teacher-goals was to get my students to write more. If you’re anything like past-self me, when you’re in the middle of a novel unit, you get so wrapped up in during-reading and between-reading activities that you wake up...

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.   

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Let’s inspire greatness together. 

WVCTE Executive Committee