Missouri Council of Teachers of English


The Missouri Council of Teachers of English is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English. MoCTE serves as a vital link between the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and local schools. MoCTE strives to:


Greef Awards

Each year MoCTE recognizes outstanding pre-service teachers from across the state for their exemplary work in a teacher education program.

The winners are recognized at the Write to Learn Conference in February. Greef winners receive a complimentary two year membership to MoCTE.

If you are a teacher educator in a teacher preparation program in Missouri and would like to nominate your student(s) please contact us for more information.

Write to Learn​

​Every February, MoCTE partners with Write to Learn. This amazing conference features speakers who will appeal to all grade levels. Held at Tan-Tar-A Resort in the Lake of the Ozarks, this is a conference you don’t want to miss.

Missouri Writing Projects Network

Have you been to a Writing Project in your community? Check out the link above to find out about opportunities near you.

Scholastic Youth Writing Awards

Every year, students from across the state participate in the Scholastic Youth Writing Competition. Please visit the competition website for more information.

MoCTE publishes the Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention students works in a digital format, call Missouri Youth Writes.

Missouri Teachers Write

We want your submissions. What are you writing? Poetry, argumentative, short stories, etc. We are looking for your creative writing.


NCTE - http://www.ncte.org
IRA - http://www.reading.org
Vacances Scolaires France - https://www.vacances-scolaires-gouv.com
NCTE & IRA’s Standards page - http://www.ncte.org/standards/
Read Write Think - http://www.readwritethink.org/
National Writing Project - http://www.nwp.org/
English Companion - http://www.englishcompanion.com/
English Companion Ning - http://englishcompanion.ning.com/
The Writing Fix - http://www.writingfix.com/
ALAN Online - http://www.alan-ya.org/
Building Deeper Readers & Writers - http://www.kellygallagher.org/
The Write Guy - http://www.writeguy.net/
Florida Online Reading Professional Development - http://forpd.ucf.edu/strategies/archive.html
Modern Language Association - http://www.mla.org/
Web English Teacher - http://www.webenglishteacher.com/
Outta Ray’s Head Lesson Plans and Ideas - http://home.cogeco.ca/~rayser3/
Content Area Literacy - http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/score_lessons/content_area_literacy/
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) - http://owl.english.purdue.edu
Ultimate Guide to Reading Comprehension - http://www.supersummary.com/reading-comprehension-guide/

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Grade Level Expectations (K-8)
Course Level Expectations (9-12)
Communication Arts Glossary
Communication Arts Standards Interpretations
End of Course Released Items
MAP Released Items
Sample Assessment Items
Model Curriculum Units


MCTE is Missouri’s state affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English. We are a professional organization that maintains a close working relationship with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Through MCTE’s publications and conferences, English teachers across the state are able to share their professional interests and concerns.

Your membership supports:

To join, please email your completed membership form to moteachenglish@gmail.com. You will receive an invoice through Paypal.

Or, you can mail the completed membership form, along with a check payable to MoCTE to:

Missouri Council of Teachers of English
c/o Campus Writing Program
602 Sanford St., The Conley House
Columbia, MO 65211