Monday, October 3, 2011

National Day on Writing

October 20, 2011 marks the third annual National Day on Writing!  Yes, it is an actual day.  Today, more than ever, we are a writing nation.  Through text messages, emails, and even plain old pencil and paper, we write every single day.

Taking the time to formally celebrate the day would show your students that there are lots and lots of people around the country that think writing is just as important as you do.  There is a National Gallery of Writing, to which you can upload your own writing or that of your students.  (Perfect way to celebrate!) Click here to check it out.  The sharing process is very simple.  A video tutorial makes it even easier.

What are other ways you can celebrate National Writing Day? 

You can host an "Open Mic" day, during which each student gets to share his or her favorite piece so far this year.   
Have your students answer the question "Why do you write?" and create a display for the hallway.
On October 20, pick a time period during which the whole school "Drops Everything and Writes."
Have your administrators visit classrooms and share something that they have written.

What other ways can you think of to celebrate National Day on Writing?

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