June 2021 #NCTEchat: Cultivating Powerful Writing Communities - National Council of Teachers of English
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June 2021 #NCTEchat: Cultivating Powerful Writing Communities

Join us on Sunday, June 20, at 8:00 p.m. ET for an #NCTEchat in which we discuss cultivating powerful writing communities, hosted by past Donald H. Graves Award Winners and Leaders of the Elementary Section Steering Committee (ESSC).

We will share the following questions during the Twitter chat:

WARM-UP: Please introduce yourself and share a word or two to describe the role of writing in your life. #NCTEchat [8:04 p.m.]

Q1: In what ways has writing been a part of antiracist activism historically? #NCTEchat [8:10 p.m.]

Q2: How does writing support antiracist activism today? #NCTEchat [8:18 p.m.]

Q3: The Donald Graves Award is given by the ESSC to recognize K–6 teachers who support children’s writing in transformative ways. How is or how could writing be a transformative tool in your classroom? #NCTEchat [8:26 p.m.]

Q4: Using sensitive writing workshops, which included a declaration of trust, choice, and respect for privacy/safety, @TianaSilvas witnessed the power of storytelling in children’s lives. How do you use writing to help create safe spaces for children? #NCTEchat [8:34 p.m.]

Q5: What matters most to you right now about the possibilities held in the intersection of writing and antiracist pedagogy? #NCTEchat  [8:42 p.m.]

Q6: Effective writing teachers read and write themselves! What examples of writing—particularly from women and BIPOC—have inspired you and supported your ability to teach writing? #NCTEchat [8:50 p.m.]

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

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