Saturday, October 19, 2013

Celebrate the National Day on Writing: Sunday, October 20

Sunday, October 20 marks The National Day on Writing, established by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). According to the NCTE website (click here):

The National Day on Writing
  • points to the importance of writing instruction and practice at every grade level, for every student and in every subject area from preschool through university,
  • emphasizes the lifelong process of learning to write and composing for different audiences, purposes, and occasions, and 
  • encourages Americans to write and enjoy and learn from the writing of others. 
 As an instructor of writing, I encourage you to think about the importance of writing (and reading, of course!) as you go about your activities on this beautiful autumn Sunday. 



1 comment:

Bernice said...

I hear so often how only sports can save a young person from the streets. May the day come when writing is equally recognized as a skill that can take a person far in the world.