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Detail from O Captain! My Captain! printed copy with corrections, 1888

Resources from the Library of Congress for Teaching English and Language Arts

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Staff from the Library of Congress will be in booth 504 at the annual convention of the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) in Columbus, Ohio, November 17-19. We’d love to hear about your work and give you a personalized tour of the Library’s primary source collectionsteaching materials, and professional development resources. But whether or not you join us in person, we invite you to explore these online resources and to share your own discoveries.

Home page, Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature


Teaching Literature

The Raven, 1884, image 1

Teaching Poetry

Information Literacy


The Story Cube

Stop by and collect a resource from the Story Cube. The Story Cube prints out Library of Congress teacher resources, which are all free to use, specifically selected for English & Language Arts teachers. But if you can’t stop by, or want all the resources, here’s a complete list of items offered through the Story Cube at NCTE’s 2023 Annual Conference.

Literacy Awards

Learn about the Library of Congress Literacy Awards. Download this flyer–and share with colleagues!

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!

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