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October 19, 2016


Let's Show Writing Some Love

For the eighth year in a row, October 20 will be a day devoted to the importance of writing in our lives. This year NCTE is launching a new website to showcase the day, with fresh content that will speak to the power of writing all year long. We hope you’ll get a chance to be part of the story. Here are 5 ways to get involved: 

  1. Post to #whyiwrite. This live message board will collect all the social posts going out for this hashtag and offer a vast and varied quilt of insights. We want yours included! Encourage others to take part by sharing this article, "Let’s Get All Scripty: #WhyIWrite Kicks Off 2016 on Thursday" from the Huffington Post
  2. Subscribe to the Podcast. Twice a month, award-winning podcaster CC Chapman will interview wordsmiths to share their insights into writing.
  3. Write with your students. Larry Ferlazzo recently shared 36 “best lists” for writing resources on his blog. This past Sunday #NCTEchat was all about the National Day on Writing and participants shared many ideas for inspiring students to write. Tune into this Text Messages podcast episode from to hear about the growing number of books featuring teens who write. 
  4. Share the wisdom of our field. NCTE has many statements and resources on the subject. The National Writing Project site does, too. Tune in at 1 p.m. ET tomorrow when two luminaries in our field, Doug Hesse and Kathleen Yancey, speak on EdTalk Radio about the National Day on Writing. 
  5. Write for you! Consider creating a writer’s autobiography in this engaging activity. Remember that “writing” comes in many forms. Perhaps you’ll find inspiration in the poetry of music like this year’s Nobel laureate in literature, Bob Dylan. (If you're an NCTE member, there's also been a lively discussion about Dylan on the Connected Community.) 

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