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By Karla Hilliard Too many times, text annotations turn into a scavenger hunt for literary or rhetorical devices. Many a pen-wielding student has invested hours of time marking and highlighting and commenting and sticky-note-ing and chasing down elusive examples of obscure devices or filling up margins...

  By Connie Colvin Today is September 11th and I’m thinking about Maya Angelou’s beautiful poem “Human Family.” I had heard this poem several times before, even in an iPhone commercial, but it came to me in a transformative way last October in a group e-mail from...

By Toni Poling The school year begins and 130 fresh faces file through my classroom in one day and I want to get to know all of them.  Let’s just say the struggle is real.  Good teachers know, and the research supports, that students learn better...

Once a father and mother took their son to a preacher with the hope that this man who had baptized their children with his own hands would provide a cure for their son’s unimaginable impulses—for his attraction to men....

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