April 2021 #NCTEchat: Celebrating 25 Years of Children's Day, Book Day - National Council of Teachers of English
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April 2021 #NCTEchat: Celebrating 25 Years of Children’s Day, Book Day

Join us on Sunday, April 18, at 8:00 p.m. ET for an #NCTEchat where we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Children’s Day, Book Day. 

Founded by author and poet Pat Mora, Children’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). Mora thought, “We have Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. We need kids’ day too, but I want to connect all children with bookjoy, the pleasure of reading.”

NCTE members Denise Dávila (@ddavila_atx) and Tracey Flores (@traceyhabla) will host the chat.

We will share the following questions during the Twitter chat:

WARM-UP: Please introduce yourself by telling us your location and role. Share a photo of a text that brought you #bookjoy as a child or teen. #NCTEchat [8:04 p.m.]

Q1: Children’s Day, Book Day is April 30. Have you celebrated this day in the past? If so, what tips can you offer to those planning a Children’s Day, Book Day #bookjoy celebration (virtually or in person)? If not, what ideas do you have for future celebrations? #NCTEchat [8:10 p.m.]

Q2: Children’s Day, Book Day is often called Día to emphasize the importance of daily reading. How do you foster #bookjoy every day? #NCTEchat [8:18 p.m.]

Q3: How do you engage families and communities in promoting a love of reading? #NCTEchat [8:26 p.m.]

Q4: What strategies do you have for sharing readings and incorporating storytelling in our current digital environment? #NCTEchat [8:34 p.m.]

Q5: What professional texts have you been reading that correspond with #bookjoy? #NCTEchat  [8:42 p.m.]

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

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

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