The Children's Literature Assembly (CLA) of the National Council of Teachers of English is a professional community of children’s literature enthusiasts who advocate the centrality of literature in children’s academic and personal lives. We believe every teacher needs a wide and extensive knowledge base of books published for children and young adults.
CHILDREN'S LITERACY ADVOCACY
It is a teacher's privilege and responsibility to help students discover the joy of reading, while they also teach students how to internalize the skills and strategies of fluent reading. This occurs through teacher modeling, reading aloud quality literature to the class, recommending books to children based on their individual interests, and through incorporating literature into teaching lessons and learning activities across the curriculum. To that end, the members of CLA are dedicated to achieving the following goals:
In our pursuit of these goals, we engage in the following advocacy work:
The Children's Literature Assembly seeks the support of all individuals and organizations engaged in the preparation and continuing education of teachers in the pursuit of this essential goal.
Committees and Representatives
The University of North Texas (’22)
Penn State University, Harrisburg ('22)
Megan Van Deventer
Weber State University (’23)
Salina Public Schools (’23)
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Ohio Wesleyan University ('23)
Other Elected Board Members