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High School Literature Series
The NCTE High School Literature Series helps teachers get their students excited about literature. Each brief, accessible book focuses on a single author, work, or historical moment and features excerpts from the writer's works, biographical information, and samples of professional literary criticism. Rich in opportunities for classroom discussion and writing assignments, each book also offers many examples of student writing.




Literary TermsNCTE-Chalkface Series
Originally published by Australia's Chalkface Press, the eight books in this exciting series have been contextualized for a North American audience.  Focusing on specific texts and subtly interweaving theory and practice, these contemporary, student-friendly books are a rich resource that teachers and students can use together. 

Discounts are available when ordering the series (one each of the eight titles); as well as quantity discounts for classroom sets. Contact NCTE Customer Service (toll-free 1-877-369-6283) for more information.



NCTE-Routledge Research Series
The NCTE-Routledge Research Series, copublished by the National Council of Teachers of English and Routledge, focuses on literacy studies in P-12 classroom and related contexts. Volumes in this series are primarily authored or co-authored works which are theoretically significant and broadly relevant to the P-12 literacy community. The series may also include occasional landmark compendiums of research.

The scope of the series includes qualitative and quantitative methodologies; a range of perspectives and approaches (e.g., sociocultural, cognitive, feminist, psycholinguistic, pedagogical, critical, historical); and research on diverse populations, contexts (e.g., classrooms, school systems, families, communities), and forms of literacy (e.g., print, electronic, popular media).


Principles in Practice Imprint
The Principles in Practice imprint offers teachers concrete illustrations of effective classroom practices based in NCTE research briefs and policy statements. Each book discusses the research on a specific topic, links the research to an NCTE brief or policy statement, and then demonstrates how those principles come alive in practice. 




Undergraduate Research in English StudiesRefiguring English Studies
The Refiguring English Studies series provides a forum for scholarship on English studies as a discipline, a profession, and a vocation. To that end, the series publishes historical work that considers the way in which English studies has constructed itself and its objects of study; investigations of the relationships among its constituent parts as conceived in both disciplinary and institutional terms; and examinations of the role the discipline has played or should play in the larger society and public policy.

In addition, the series seeks to feature studies that, by their form or focus, challenge our notions about how the written "work" of English can or should be done and to feature writings that represent the professional lives of the discipline's members in both traditional and nontraditional settings. The series also includes scholarship that considers the discipline's possible futures or that draws upon work in other disciplines to shed light on developments in English studies.


Studies in Writing and Rhetoric (SWR)
The aim of the CCCC Studies in Writing & Rhetoric (SWR) series is to influence how writing gets taught at the college level. The methods of studies vary from the critical to historical to linguistic to ethnographic, and their authors draw on work in various fields that inform composition—including rhetoric, communication, education, discourse analysis, psychology, cultural studies, and literature. Their focuses are similarly diverse—ranging from individual writers and teachers, to classrooms and communities and curricula, to analyses of the social, political, and material contexts of writing and its teaching. Click here for more information on submitting a book proposal for the series.



Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards series

Four books by grade level (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12) that feature:

  • Authentic, useful advice from authors who work in real classrooms, with real students;
  • An examination of the key features of Common Core State Standards (CCCS) and answers to some common questions they raise;
  • Vignettes from individual classrooms that show how teachers have developed their successful practice, complete with examples of student work and other artifacts;
  • Helpful visional aids that demonstrate how NCTE principles of effective teaching can align with standards; and
  • Suggestions for further professional development for both individual educators and communities of practice.


African American EnglishTeacher's Introduction Series
The Teacher's Introduction series is intended to provide brief and lucid glimpses into particularly difficult bodies of theory in the field of literary studies, composition studies, or literacy education. 






Writing about LiteratureTheory and Research Into Practice (TRIP)
The Theory and Research Into Practice (TRIP) series presents volumes of works designed to offer a teacher audience a solid theoretical foundation in a given subject area, exposure to the pertinent research in that area, and a number of practice-oriented models designed to stimulate theory-based application in the reader's own classroom. 




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