April 2022 #NCTEchat: Finding Joy in Children’s Day, Book Day - National Council of Teachers of English
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April 2022 #NCTEchat: Finding Joy in Children’s Day, Book Day

Join us on Sunday, April 24, at 8:00 p.m. ET for an #NCTEchat where we will celebrate Children’s Day, Book Day with a discussion of the joy of reading. We will be asking a series of questions to foster conversation around building our personal stack of favorite books and why they bring us joy. The chat will be hosted by NCTE Elementary Section Steering Committee members Tracy Flores (@traceyhabla) and Yoo Kyung Sung (@yoo_kyung_sung).

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.”

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: Who is your favorite character to use to share #bookjoy on Children’s Day, Book Day and why? Share an image! #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: 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 [8:26 p.m.]

Q4: What reading brings you #bookjoy on a daily basis? #NCTEchat [8:34 p.m.]

Q5: What inspirational texts (Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, blogs, articles, books) have you been reading that correspond with #bookjoy? #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 #bookjoy [8:50 p.m.]

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


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