Saturday, May 9, 2009

National Day of Writing

"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."-- Gallery of Writing

On October 20, 2009, America's writing will be front and center. The NCTE is encouraging people to submit writing to put in the Gallery of Writing in celebration of the big day. Click here to get information about how you and your class can participate! Let's get involoved!