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Looking for inspiration on how to celebrate the National Day on Writing? Here are a few ideas to get you started! Host a Write-In! Create a Graffiti Board. Cover the…
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Thanks to teacher, author, and NCTE affiliate leader Jennie Brown for writing this blog. The reason why I write, teach, and lead is simple – I love leading a literate…
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Thanks to Katherine Sokolowski and her 7th graders for contributing this blog. Last year when NCTE celebrated the National Day of Writing I was in the midst of our personal…
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The following post was written by Emily Kirkpatrick, Executive Director of the National Council of Teachers of English. She wrote this post when the Why I Write podcast first launched…
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Thanks to author Pat Mora for writing this blog.   I look back at my few pieces of writing, in pencil, from elementary school. How did I feel about writing…
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Words matter, and our ability to use them to express ourselves is a unique quality of being human. This website is designed to celebrate the role writing plays in ALL…
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In the past on the National Day on Writing, we asked many authors to tell us about why they write. When we asked these authors why they write, the responses…
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