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April 30 is El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros

NCTE is honored to be an official supporter of Día. As described on founder Pat Mora’s website:

“Children’s Day, Book Day, in Spanish, El día de los niños, el día de los libros, often known as Día (day in Spanish), is a year-long commitment to linking children and families to books. A collaboration of national library and literacy organizations, educators, presses and readers, Día creatively celebrates all our children, the importance of bookjoy in their daily lives, and promotes culminating April Children’s Day, Book Day celebrations that unite communities.”

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Keep the Poetry Love Flowing

April may be almost over, but we know poetry should be celebrated all year long!

Perform a Poem
As National Poetry Month winds down, consider inviting students to perform some of the poetry they have read and written throughout the month. Performing poetry allows students to read with expression, using their voice and gestures to convey the meaning of the text.

Find Poems That Hide
Check out this lovely piece by Kati Macaluso from Teachers, Profs, Parents: Writers Who Care, a blog organized and maintained by members of the Commission on Writing Teacher Education, a working group of the Conference on English Education.

WordplaygroundsVisit a Wordplayground
Wordplaygrounds: Reading, Writing, and Performing Poetry in the English Classroom, by John S. O'Connor
“Poetry, my students come to understand, is not something to fear, but rather an invitation to participate fully in our everyday lives.”
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