The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), in partnership with organizations around the country, has declared October 20th, 2009 the National Day on Writing.
As promoted by NCTE, the National Day on Writing will:
Celebrate the foundational place of writing in Americans’ personal, professional, and civic lives.
Point to the importance of writing instruction and practice at every grade level, for every student, and in every subject area from preschool through university.
Emphasize the lifelong process of learning to write and composing for different audiences, purposes and occasions.
Recognize the scope and range of writing done by the American people and others.
Honor the use of the full range of media for composing.
Encourage Americans to write and enjoy and learn from the writing of others.
The hope is to collect a variety of writing from all walks of life and to display the diversity of composing that takes place in and around the United States. You can read more about the National Day on Writing here.
The Fordham GSE Gallery will highlight the writing of faculty and staff of the GSE, students and alumni of the GSE, the elementary and secondary students of our teachers, and other colleagues and family members of our community. To get involved:
Make an assignment for your students to submit their writing to the Fordham GSE Gallery.
Create a sub-gallery for your school to the Fordham GSE Gallery.
Submit your own writing to the Fordham GSE Gallery.
Tell everyone you know about the National Day on Writing and the Fordham GSE Gallery!
Please email Dr. Kristen Turner for more information, at firstname.lastname@example.org.