April 2020 #NCTEChat: The Joy of Reading - National Council of Teachers of English
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April 2020 #NCTEChat: The Joy of Reading

Join us next Sunday, April 19, at 8:00 p.m. ET for an #NCTEchat focusing on the joy of reading in celebration of Children’s Day, Book Day (April 30 & every other day). 


Founded by author and poet Pat MoraChildren’s Day, Book Day is a year-long commitment celebrating the importance of bookjoy. It was inspired by the Mexican traditional holiday El día del niño (The Day of the Child), which prompted Mora to think, “We have Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. We need a kids’ day too, but I want to connect all children with bookjoy, the pleasure of reading.”


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

WARM-UP: Share a GIF of how you feel when you’re reading. #NCTEchat [8:04 p.m.]

Q1: When did you discover your love for reading? #NCTEchat [8:10 p.m.]

Q2: What challenges do you face while reading? #NCTEchat   [8:18 p.m.]

Q3: How do you prioritize time for both personal and professional reading? #NCTEchat [8:26 p.m.]

Q4: What format/tools do you prefer to use when reading? (i.e. print, digital, audiobooks etc.) #NCTEchat [8:34 p.m.]

Q5: What is your favorite genre to read and why? #NCTEchat [8:42 p.m.]

Q6: Share a book that you have recently read and/or are currently reading and why you would recommend it to others. #NCTEchat [8:50 p.m.]


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

Never participated in a Twitter chat before? Check out this guide to help you get started.