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Celebrate NCTE's Fifth Annual
National Day on Writing!

#write2connect Tweet-Up, Oct. 21

For this year’s theme -- write2connect -- NCTE joined the New York Times Learning Network, the National Writing Project and NWP's Educator InnovatorMozilla Hive, Graphite by Common Sense Media, Edutopia, Mozilla Webmaker, and National Novel Writing Month to encourage all who write to talk about the ways they use writing to connect -- between subject areas, with other people, with organizations and opportunities, and more. (Find more ways to connect with these events, many sponsored by NCLE and its stakeholders, planned for Connected Educator Month in October!)

TwitterOn October 21, thousands of tweets were sent, using the hashtag #write2connect, telling how people use writing to make connections. See an archive of many of the tweets.  (#WhatIWrite was the topic in 2012 and #WhyIWrite was the topic in 2011.)

Read about celebrations that took place this year!

Archive of Oct. 21 #engchat Twitter Chat!

View the archive of the #engchat wrap-up of the National Day on Writing celebrations, with NCTE members Sarah Mulhern Gross (@thereadingzone) and Meenoo Rami (@meenoorami).


Archive of Oct. 20 #nctechat Twitter Chat!

See the archive of the October 20 #nctechat Twitter chat, with Penny Kittle (@pennykittle) and Katherine Sokolowski (@katsok), celebrating the National Day on Writing!  Penny and Katherine spent the first half of the chat with questions on on how we write to connect with technology (in honor of Connected Educators Month #ce13) and the second half on how to write to connect across the curriculum K-20.


The Experiences and Expectations of  Incoming College Writers

Hear NCTE/CCCC members Dylan Dryer and Linda Adler-Kassner talk about first-year college writers. Higher Education Talk Radio, October 16, 2013  


How Does Writing Today Facilitate Connections
among Ideas? People? Disciplines?

Listen as NCTE members Paul Oh, Millie Davis, and Lil Brannon join other writing advocates to talk about this year's National Writing Day theme, #write2connect, how the writing-to-connect idea will play out on the national stage via Twitter, and what it will look like in local venues.  NWP Radio,  October 14, 2013

Let us know what you're doing this year to celebrate the National Day on Writing!



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