February 2020 #NCTEChat: Lifting Every Voice - National Council of Teachers of English
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February 2020 #NCTEChat: Lifting Every Voice

Join us this Sunday, February 16, at 8:00 p.m. ET for an #NCTEchat focusing on Black History Month and the 2020 African American Read-In, with NCTE Ambassador Michelle Rankins (@michellerankins) as the host. 


About the National African American Read-In

The National African American Read-In is a groundbreaking effort to encourage communities to read together, centering African American books and authors.

the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. It was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month. This initiative has reached more than 6 million participants around the world.





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

WARM-UP: Share your favorite quote from an African American author. #NCTEchat #AARI20 #BlackHistoryMonth [8:04 p.m.]

Q1: Why is Black History Month important to you as an educator? #NCTEchat #AARI20 #BlackHistoryMonth [8:10 p.m.]

Q2: What type of interactive reading or writing activities do you have planned for your students during Black History Month? #NCTEchat #AARI20 #BlackHistoryMonth [8:18 p.m.]

Q3: Have you hosted an African American Read-In before? If so, what tips can you offer? If not, what questions do you have about hosting a Read-In? #NCTEchat #AARI20 #BlackHistoryMonth [8:26 p.m.]

Q4: Representation matters. How do you select texts written by Black authors to ensure many voices are represented in your classroom? #NCTEchat #AARI20 #BlackHistoryMonth [8:34 p.m.]

Q5: How do you raise awareness about African American authors in your local community? #NCTEchat #AARI20 #BlackHistoryMonth [8:42 p.m.]

Q6: Do you teach African American authors/texts beyond Black History Month? If so, please share your favorite titles. #NCTEchat #AARI20 #BlackHistoryMonth [8:50 p.m.]


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

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