October 2019 #NCTEchat: National Day on Writing® - National Council of Teachers of English
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October 2019 #NCTEchat: National Day on Writing®

Join us this Sunday, October 20, at 8:00 p.m. ET for an #NCTEchat on the National Day on Writing® with questions and resources for teaching writing in the classroom. 


Since the October #NCTEchat is on the actual National Day of Writing, we wanted it to be led by the #NCTEvillage. We asked, “What questions do you currently have about teaching writing?” and received many great responses. These six questions came directly from the teacher community and we have tagged them all to give them credit.


The following questions will be shared during the Twitter chat, after introductions:

WARM-UP: Please introduce yourself and share how you celebrated the National Day on Writing in your classroom. #NCTEchat [8:04 p.m.]

Q1: What are some of the best ways to cross the curricular boundaries and make writing more accessible and less mysterious to teachers of courses that are not taught by the English department? –@ProfJPizzo #NCTEchat #WhyIWrite [8:10 p.m.]

Q2: How do we make writing purposeful and authentic every day of the school year? –@RyanBretsch #NCTEchat #WhyIWrite [8:18 p.m.]

Q3: What are you doing to teach students to use writing as agency? –@ReadKellyWrite #NCTEchat #WhyIWrite [8:26 p.m.]

Q4: How can we teach writing to those who cannot read or do not wish to do so? –@lmd3 #NCTEchat #WhyIWrite [8:34 p.m.]

Q5: How can teachers with large classes better manage the volume of writing? –@MsBridgesLHS #NCTEchat #WhyIWrite [8:42 p.m.]

Q6: What are some ways to engage students in writing about genres they find uninteresting? –@TheGrundvig #NCTEchat #WhyIWrite [8:50 p.m.]


We hope to see you there! Be sure to join us by using #NCTEchat.

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