National Day on Writing

On October 20th, the country will once again celebrate National Day on Writing. This “holiday” came about as an “initiative built on the premise that writing is critical to literacy.” Each year since 2009, National Council of Teachers of English and other collaborators gather at writing events, in classrooms, and online to bring the necessary attention to this important conversation. The resources below will help you and your students participate in your own celebration. Embrace this opportunity to demonstrate to students the importance of writing in our lives.

  • Check out the NCTE website. Here you will find resources, event dates, and lists of ideas on how you and your students might join in.
  • ReadWriteThink partners with the NCTE and International Literacy Association to provide you with lesson plans, a resource list, grade-level specific activities, as well as a list of other useful websites associated with writing.
  • The New York Times provides another rich resource for teachers, students, and parents. The Learning Network offers writing prompts, picture prompts, new stories, lesson plans, and endless other activities and ideas.

Post Author: Lauren

Lauren D is a writer, proofreader, lover of words, and editor at Simple Solutions. She has a Bachelor's of English: Writing Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is known in the office for her use of clever puns and acronyms, as well as her enthusiasm about health and fitness.

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