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From the Current Issue:

Write On! 

October 10, 2017

Like air and water, we consider writing essential to the life of teaching. But writing doesn’t get the same love as reading when it comes to conversations around literacy. That’s why nine years ago NCTE members banded together to start the National Day on Writing.
We write every single day, but on October 20 we share our writing with the world through a giant social campaign with tweets, blogs, videos, social posts, and more, all tagged with #whyiwrite.
How will you be celebrating? If you’re looking for more ideas, we’ve got you covered!
  1. Here are some tips to begin planning your celebration.
  2. Host a Write-In (This resource was developed byHolly Hassel, drawing from resources written withAmy Lueck,Jeff Andelora, andCarolyn Calhoon-Dillahunt.)
  3. Listen to the Why I Write Podcast series. This month we’re adding a classroom connection to each post.
  4. Spread the word by joining our Thunderclap. Donate a Tweet or Facebook post on October 20 to tell the world about#WhyIWrite.
  5. You’re a writer. Your students are too! Contribute a video to the Writer’s Story Campaign and check out the posts people have shared so far.
Click here for even more ideas!


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