Staff from the Library of Congress will be in booth 151 at the annual convention of the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) in Houston on November 16-18, and we’d love to chat with you and give you a personalized tour of the Library’s primary source collections, teaching materials, and professional development resources. Even if you can’t join us in person, though, you can explore these online resources to promote the teaching of literacy, language, and literature.
- Examples of persuasive writing and speeches;
- Literary works;
- Poetry in published and draft form;
- Author talks;
- Sets of primary sources including visual images, manuscripts, and sound recordings to provide historical context for literary works or spark descriptive writing;
- Teaching materials and ideas about ways to use the resources.
Of course, this blog has published numerous posts on topics of interest ranging from point of view, poetry, reading complex text, and beyond, drawing on the vast collections and expertise available from the Library of Congress.
We encourage you to examine the collections and teaching materials, to poke around this blog, and to stop by and say hello if you’re at NCTE. And please take a moment to leave a comment letting us know what you discover!