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How Did You Spend the National Day on Writing?
We counted a total of 3,504 tweets for the National Day on Writing and its theme #WriteMyCommunity. Check out this Storify of some tweets demonstrating the number of ways people portrayed the theme in photos, videos, blogs, and fun activities.
The night before the Day, #nctechat featured guest hosts Ben Kuhlman (@bkuhl2you) and Jose Vilson (@TheJLV) on the topic of Write My Community.
Check out one tweeter's reflection on the chat in "#WriteMyCommunity (National Day on Writing 2014)": View from the Nest blog, October 20, 2014
Learn about the history of the day!
#WriteMyCommunity: NDoW Showcase and Interview with Kathleen Yancey
Student member Heather Lang interviewed Kathleen Yancey, a past president of NCTE.
Gayle Morris Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative blog, October 20, 2014
Lots of students composed for the day. Here's one collection of writings from @826 Seattle: Celebrating National Day on Writing with our student work, the best example of our community! #WriteMyCommunity
One school district made the day special for one of its own. Check out the news article "Cary District 26 to Honor Teacher with Writing Day" and a related blog, "National Day on Writing Has Special Meaning This Year." Patricia Sylvester was a member of NCTE. Northwest Herald, October 16, 2014
These bloggers responded to the day as did many others you'll find in the tweets:
"#WriteMyCommunity and Running": Student member Michael Rifenburg writes.
"National Day on Writing: Writing Is Power, Words Matter": NCTE member Kerri Morris writes.
For a different look at the day, check out the list of celebrations and local news items or blogs listed on the NCTE website.
The Best Way for Students to Become Writers
NCTE Past President Joanne Yatvin writes. The Answer Sheet blog, The Washington Post, September 16, 2014
At the NCTE Annual Convention next month, you'll find 395 sessions that feature writing; it's not too late to register!
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