On October 8th of this year, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution declaring October 20th the National Day on Writing. The first celebration today coincides with the opening of the National Gallery of Writing, an online gallery where writers from all walks of life can contribute samples of their writing.
Celebrate With Us.
My seventh graders and I will be celebrating the National Day on Writing (although they don’t know it yet 🙂 ) by:
- talking about the importance of writing
- reviewing the use of the Step Up to Writing program
- writing, writing, writing
I started thinking that I would share with my students the reasons I feel writing is important and the different ways I write every day (from emails to blog posts to poetry). But they listen to me every day! I think it’s time for a new perspective. So I’m asking all of you, my gentle readers, to contribute to our conversation today. Please leave a comment here, send me an email (if you know it), tweet it, or Plurk it, but, most importantly, WRITE IT! Tell us why you think writing is important and how you use it in your daily life.
We can’t wait to hear from you! Thanks for contributing to the conversation!