From the National Day of Writing site:
"Americans are writing like never before. Recent research suggests that writing, in its many forms, has become a daily practice for millions of Americans. It may be the quintessential 21st century skill. By collecting a cross-section of everyday writing through a National Gallery of Writing, we will better understand what matters to writers today—and when writing really counts. Understanding who writes, when, how, to whom, and for what purposes will lead to production of improved resources for writers, better strategies to nurture and celebrate writers, and improved policy to support writing.
America's writing will be front and center on October 20, 2009—the National Day on Writing. On that day, writers from every walk of life will pause to share their work. Communities across the nation are planning events to celebrate local writing, and NCTE will open the virtual National Gallery of Writing for all to appreciate the rich variety of work on display. The National Gallery will continue to accept submissions until June 1, 2010 and will remain open to readers through June 30, 2010."
We are writing poetry! We are celebrating who we are -- by writing poems called, "Where I'm From."
Here is our process: http://whatelse.pbworks.com/Where-Im-From
Please join us by adding your poem in a comment below! You may want to submit your poem to the National Day of Writing Gallery --- any writing you would like to share. The guidelines for this national project are here.
Although the nation will celebrate on 10/20, we will be testing all our students, so our writing day will be at a later date! Stay tuned!
Thanks for joining us for more than a day of writing!