Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Topic: Goals of the National Day of Writing, October 20, 2009.

10-second review: To show the importance of writing. To encourage writing activities. To encourage teacher training in writing. To increase awareness of rhetorical principles.

Title: “Get Ready for the National Day of Writing.” L. Collier. Council Chronicle (for the National Council of Teachers of English [NCTE] (September 2009), 6 – 9.

Goals of the National Day of Writing
.To show the importance and pervasiveness of writing in almost every American’s daily life.”Supporting the notion that writing is a quintessential 21st century skill.”

.To fuel more writing and writing activities.

.To foster support for teacher training in writing practices.

.To increase awareness of rhetorical principles central to writing. Application to include a writing sample involves a section on why the writing is important to the student and the purpose and audience for the writing. Teachers will be able to pull writing examples from different sections of the country to share with their students and find examples of workplace writing.

Comment: Sorry this was so late. But there will be other Days of Writing, including in your own districts. The idea is worth thinking about. By the way, I haven’t seen any results of this past National Day of Writing. I’ll start looking for them. Rays.

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