The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is celebrating the National Day on Writing on October 20th. According to their site, the first National Day of Writing was held October 20, 2009 and since then more than 30,000 pieces of writing, including poems, videos, essays, letters, audio recordings, blog entries, artwork, email and text messages, and short stories, have been submitted.
- People in every walk of life, in every kind of work, and at every age write more than ever before for personal, professional, and civic purposes.
- They write through text messages and IMs, they use video cameras and cell phones, and, yes, even traditional pen and paper
- The social nature of writing invites people in every walk of life, in every kind of work, and at every age to make meaning through composing.
- students can write stories on Big Universe
- students can search for books on Big Universe about topics they would like to write about
- students can find authors of books to mimic on Big Universe
- students can locate fun expressions and good use of language to serve as inspiration from Big Universe
- students can write new endings to stories they find on Big Universe