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The following books are either out of print or available online only. Simply click on the title and either (1) begin your pdf file download or (2) go to the online version of the text

Out-of Print and Online Libraries

The Global Text Project: Education Books

The Writing Across the Curriculum Clearninghouse (e-texts of many books on composition, including:)

Bazerman, C., & Russell, D. (200). Writing Selves/Writing Society: Research from Activity Perspectives. Perspectives on Writing. Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse and Mind, Culture, and Activity. ISBN 0-9727023-1-8.

Historical books from NCTE, including such classics as:

Applebee, A. N. (1974). Tradition and reform in the teaching of English: A history. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

700 Free eBooks from the University of California Press

Computers and Composition Digital Press

Writing@CSU Open Access Textbooks

Free PDF Books on race, gender, sexuality, class, and culture

PDF Files of Individual Books

Braddock, R., Lloyd-Jones, R., & Schoer, L. (1963). Research in written composition. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Brady, M. (2011). What's worth learning. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Dixon, J. (1975). Growth through English set in the perspective of the seventies. Huddersfield, Yorkshire: National Association for the Teaching of English; and Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Garcia, A. (Ed.) (2014). Teaching in the connected learning classroom. Irvine, CA: Digital Media and Learning Research Hub.

GCTE's Literary Notables of Georgia: Biographical Histories of Selected Georgia Authors

The Grandiloquent Dictionary

Hardy, D. E. (n.d.). Traditional Grammar: An Interactive Book

Hillocks, G. (1975). Observing and Writing. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Hillocks, G. (1986). Research on written composition: New directions for teaching. Urbana, IL: National Conference on Research in English and Educational Resources Information Center.

Hillocks, G., McCabe, B. J., & McCampbell, J. F. (1971). The Dynamics of English Instruction, Grades 7-12. New York: Random House.

Johannessen, L. (1992). Illumination Rounds: Teaching the Literature of the Vietnam War. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Johannessen, L., Kahn, E., & Walter, C. C. (1982). Designing and Sequencing Prewriting Activities. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Rubin, D. L., & Dodd, W. M. (1987). Talking into Writing.Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Smagorinsky, P. (1991). Expressions: Multiple Intelligences in the English Class. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Smagorinsky, P. (1996). Standards in practice, grades 9-12. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Smagorinsky, P., & Gevinson, S. (1989). Fostering the Reader's Response: Rethinking the Literature Curriculum, Grades 7-12. Palo Alto, CA: Dale Seymour.

Smagorinsky, P., McCann, T., & Kern, S. (1987). Explorations: Introductory activities for literature and composition, grades 7-12. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Smagorinsky, P., & O'Donnell-Allen, C. (n.d.). Expansions: An Online Book of Vocabulary Games

Smith, M. W. (1984). Reducing Writing Apprehension. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Smith, M. W. (1991). Understanding Unreliable Narrators. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Strong, W. (1986). Creative Approaches to Sentence Combining. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Handbooks of Reading Research
Handbook of Reading Research, Vol. I

Handbook of Reading Research, Vol. II

Handbook of Reading Research, Vol. III

Online Literary Texts