National Day on Writing

by readingintheborderlands

October 2o is the National Day on Writing! NCTE says:

Whether we call it texting, IMing, jotting a note, writing a letter, posting an email, blogging, making a video, building an electronic presentation, composing a memo, keeping a diary, or just pulling together a report, Americans are writing like never before. Recent research suggests that writing, in its many forms, has become a daily practice for millions of Americans. It may be the quintessential 21st century skill. By collecting a cross-section of everyday writing through a National Gallery of Writing, we will better understand what matters to writers today—and when writing really counts. Understanding who writes, when, how, to whom, and for what purposes will lead to production of improved resources for writers, better strategies to nurture and celebrate writers, and improved policy to support writing.

What can your school do to celebrate the National Day on Writing? How can you contribute to the National Gallery of Writing? One borderlands child wrote a piece about visiting the Donna Corn Maze. What could your students submit?

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