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#write2connect
Celebrate the
National Day on Writing -- October 20-21

National Writing Event Trending on Twitter
National Day on WritingeSchoolNews, October 21, 2013

Writers wrote on their blogs and took to Twitter to #write2connect about their writing and their students' writing during National Day on Writing celebrations around the country!

The event was bookmarked by two chats (#nctechat and #engchat) that trended on Twitter:


Read!#nctechat -- hosted by NCTE members Katherine Sokolowski and Penny Kittle
#engchat -- hosted by NCTE members Sarah Gross and Meenoo Rami

Writers posted on their blogs:

Read!"Tending the Garden," NCTE member Brenda Power writes.  The Big Fresh blog, Choice Literacy, October 19, 2013 
"National Day on Writing – Write to Connect," by NCTE member Katherine Sokolowski.  Read, Write, Reflect blog, October 21, 2013

Students, teachers, and community members celebrated locally, tweeted widely:

Chelsea Lonsdale's students on the National Day on WritingNCTE member Chelsea Lonsdale's (@parablematernal) students work on mini-books to celebrate the National Day on Writing.

"I write because what I want to read doesn't exist yet." -- Kat Lewis (@inzypinz)

Students in the North Lawndale College Preparatory High School Writing Center (@The_Write_WayNL) tweeted throughout the day about why they write, how they write, and the connections their writing makes.

Student writing with art "This student hardly speaks in class but through art he has lots to say." -- Janet Ilko (@writin4change)

"I write words and poems like hyperlinks, hoping they lead to someone else's ideas." -- NCTE member Kevin Hodgson (@dogtrax)

"Students are saying that they write to feel, write to live, write to communicate. They write so they will not be forgotten." -- Stephanie Hedge (@slhedge)

"My business writing students say that writing helps them to connect with others by fostering ethical relationships." -- NCTE member Scott Gage (@sbrandongage)

"Happy National Writing Day! Make sure you #write2connect today. I'm working on a journal article outline!" -- Chad H. Waldron (@ChadHWaldron)

  

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