Here are a few links that I feel every English Education student or teacher should know. Of course, I feel the same way about the links I've posted in the other sections, and just because a link shows up somewhere besides this string doesn't mean I don't think it has applicability to the English/Language Arts. Buuuut, these are some of the biggies in EE.
Again, please feel free to add your own links as well, with maybe a sentence or two description of the link, if you please.
NCTE/IRA Standards for English language arts: A must-have for any English teacher.
ReadWriteThink: An excellent source of lesson plans!
Dr. Allen Webb's English Education Resource Clearinghouse: OK, he doesn't call it that, but with a little investment of time, one can find pretty much anything related to English Education methods, perspectives, and initiatives by visiting this excellent site hosted by one of my favorite English Education scholars.
ECU's English Education Resource Clearinghouse: OK, they don't call it that, but this collection of links, pretty much categorized and listed all on one page, is another great resource to other great resources.
NCTE: The National Council of Teachers of English. If you're not a member, become one today. This has been THE professional organization for English teachers since 1911. Even if you're a pre-service teacher and don't have much money to spend on their subscriptions, etc., sign up for their Inbox newsletters and keep yourself in the know on the most up-to-date happenings in your field.
IRA: The International Reading Association: I firmly believe that English teachers MUST see themselves as reading teachers. This association works closely with NCTE, and I expect them to work even more closely in the coming years.
ALAN: The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents. I'd say NCTE, IRA, and ALAN make up the Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman of organizations every English teacher should know. From the site: "The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents is an independent assembly of NCTE. Founded in November 1973, ALAN is made up of teachers, authors, librarians, publishers, teacher-educators and their students, and others who are particularly interested in the area of young adult literature. ALAN, which is self-governing, holds its annual meetings during the NCTE annual convention in November and also publishes The ALAN Review."
Dictionary.com: If you're as bad a speller and malapropist as I am, it never hurts to have this baby bookmarked!
See English teachers in action via streaming video! Click here, and here! Thanks to Dr.Don Zancanella at the University of New Mexico for these links. Also, check out Dr. Zancanella's own English teacher-centered blog, Language Arts-New Mexico.
See the Young Adult Library Services Association's Top Ten Books of 2006, chosen by teens themselves!: