Language Arts

Articles from Vol. 97, No. 2, November

A Profile of Paul B. Janeczko: NCTE's 2019 Recipient of the Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children
Paul B. Janeczko is the 2019 recipient of the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Established in 1977, the award honors the collective work of an American poet whose audience includes children ages three to thirteen. Previous recipients...
Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery
Winner Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery Written by Sandra Neil Wallace Illustrated by Bryan Collier Simon & Schuster, 2018, unpaged, ISBN 978-1-4814-4387-6In her author's note, Sandra Neil Wallace...
Broken Beaks: Inquiry and Activism in a First-Grade Classroom
A Discovery"Ms. Cutler, Ms. Cutler! Look!" Two wide-eyed first graders tugged at their teacher's coat, guiding her through puddles and mounds of muddy bark chips to the base of the two-story glass foyer wall. Sunset Primary School, where I work as an...
Critical Inquiry in the Literacy Curriculum: The Community as a Transnational Resource
There is an urgency for schools to be more culturally responsive and linguistically inclusive. Researchers have long discussed the "funds of knowledge" (González, Moll, & Amanti, 2005) that families and children from immigrant backgrounds bring from...
Response to Intervention: An Illusion of Equity
Fallon (a pseudonym) is a graduate student enrolled in university courses on reading assessment. She also is an untenured first-grade teacher at a Title I school, Invitation Elementary School (IES), located in a midsize university community. IES receives...
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster
Winner Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster Written by Jonathan Auxier Amulet, 2018, 368 pp., ISBN 978-1-4197-3140-2"Sometimes, on nights when there was no food to eat, the girl and her Sweep used to make story soup" (p. 58). Eleven-year-old Nan...
The Family Writing Workshop: Latinx Families Cultivando Comunidad through Stories
Las memorias mias más lindas de mi corazón son * . * cuando tuve a Yadira y Vicente y mis recuerdos de cuando vivia en Zacatecas con mis hermanos cuando crecí * . * es el recuerdo que esta dentro de mi corazón.My most beautiful memories of my heart are...
Vivian Vasquez, NCTE's 2019 Outstanding Elementary Educator in the English Language Arts
The Outstanding Elementary Educator in the English Language Arts Award was established in 1995 to recognize teachers and scholars who have made a difference in the field of literacy. Scholars who have been awarded this honor have distinguished national...
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