- Feds Should Enlarge Role in Adolescent Literacy, Report Says
The federal government needs to substantially step up its role in promoting strong literacy skills at the middle and high school levels, according to a new policy brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education.
- Can summer camps revive the lost art of letter writing?
Forget plain old 12-point black Helvetica. Bubbly, heart-dotted letters in shimmery orange or shiny purple reign queen. And banish the image of a simple white screen on which to write. Netimus girls reach for neon green sheets or cards imprinted with cheetah spots and glitter-showered pink flip-flops.
- Plagiarism Lines Blur for Students in Digital Age
At Rhode Island College, a freshman copied and pasted from a Web site's frequently asked questions page about homelessness and did not think he needed to credit a source in his assignment because the page did not include author information.
- NY Times Daily Lesson Plan
These are high quality, standards aligned lessons for all subjects, focusing on topical events and issues.There is also an archive of older lesson plans.
- A Glimpse into the Thoughts of George Orwell
An entry per day from George Orwell's diary is posted on the website of the Orwell Prize.
- AP English Connections
A blog for AP English teachers to connect.
- UC Notes
News for schools and colleges from the University of California.
- 'Muses And Metaphor' Kicks Off National Poetry Month
Tell Me More kicks off its annual ode to poetry month with the Muses and Metaphor series.NPR.
- NCTE's Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines
The program's mission is to encourage all schools to develop literary magazines, seeking excellence in writing and school-wide participation in production. Participation in the program serves as an inducement for improving the quality of school literary magazines. Judges evaluate and rank middle school, junior high, and high school literary magazines.
- English Companion
A community created by Catenet moderator, Jim Burke where you can ask questions and get help. "A community dedicated to helping you enjoy your work. A cafe without walls or coffee: just friends".
- High School Writing Contest from the California Arts Council
High school juniors from around the state are invited to participate in the "My California Story Slam," a writing competition that encourages students to use the knowledge of their lives and emotional journeys to create literature. Each county winner receives $1000.