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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

 

APRIL

1Share 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 6-17 

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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 asking them to support a resolution making October 20, 2009, the National Day on Writing.
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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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Make plans for next year's Literacy Education Advocacy Month and Advocacy Day on April 22

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