NCTE’s National Day on Writing is scheduled for October 20th, 2009. Lots of advance notice… I like that!
Here’s an overview of what you can do to get ready now (taken directly from their site):
Writing is a daily practice for millions of Americans. But few notice how integral writing has become to daily life in the 21st century.
To draw attention to the remarkable variety of writing we engage in and help make writers from all walks of life aware of their craft, NCTE is working to establish October 20, 2009, as the National Day on Writing.
To celebrate composition in all its forms, we are inviting diverse participants –students, teachers, parents, grandparents, service and industrial workers, managers, business owners, legislators, retirees and many more — to submit a piece of writing to the National Gallery of Writing.
The National Gallery will be a digital archive of samples that exhibit how and why Americans are writing every day, accessible to all through a free, searchable website….
Check out NCTE’s National Day on Writing Webpage for more information about gearing-up for this big day.
Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.