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You might be thinking, "Advocacy isn't for me!" Yet, there are many ways you can make a difference. Join NCTE in celebrating Literacy Education Advocacy Month by doing just one little thing to support literacy education in March or April.

MARCH

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Review NCTE's Literacy Education Advocacy Calendar for March

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Send the Literacy Education Advocacy Calendar
to a colleague

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Read NCTE's 2009 Legislative Platform

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Send the Legislative Platform to a colleague

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Watch your local newspaper for stories that resonate with the Legislative Platform

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Forward links to the stories you find to NCTE

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Look up all of your elected officials (local to national) on Congress.org

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Note those elected officials whose issues align with the Legislative Platform
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Find the contact information for the home offices of your Members of Congress
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Add your
Members of Congress to your address book

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Register for NCTE's Literacy Education Advocacy Day

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Send details about Literacy Education Advocacy Day to a colleague

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Call the home offices of your Members of Congress to schedule a visit while they're at home April 6-17
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Think of a story describing how your students and your teaching are represented in the Platform
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Share your story with a colleague and with NCTE
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Read our tips on visting your Member of Congress while they're at home

 

APRIL

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Review the  Literacy Education Advocacy Calendar

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Send the Literacy Education Advocacy Calendar to a colleague 

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Watch Clarissa West-White's video account of her visit to Washington, DC, for the 2008 Literacy Advocacy Day

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It's not too late to register for NCTE's Literacy Education Advocacy Day

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Can't come to DC? See these ideas for simple advocacy activities you can do at home 

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Read NCTE's  Literacy Education Advocacy Day talking points

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Forward NCTE's Literacy Education Advocacy Day talking points to a colleague

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Think of your best literacy teaching story

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Tell your neighbor or a colleague about your best method to elicit good writing from your students

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Send your literacy teaching stories and methods for eliciting good writing from your students to NCTE

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Read Clarissa West-White's article on starting a statewide advocacy day 

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Email your legislator using NCTE's tallking points and your literacy and writing stories
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Watch the Advocacy for the Everday Teacher web seminar
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Literacy Education Advocacy Day

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If you attended Advocacy Day, please send NCTE your report

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If you took part in Advocacy Day or Month in any way, please tell us what you did

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Make plans for next year's Literacy Education Advocacy Month and Advocacy Day on April 22

 

The rest of the April calendar will be posted soon. Do you have suggestions of activities that we could include? Please send them to us via the comments box below!.

 

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