Get Ready for #AARI21 with #NCTEchat!

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Join us on Sunday, January 17, at 8:00 p.m. ET for an #NCTEchat about preparing for the 2021 National African American Read-In. Your host will be Michelle Rankins (@MichelleRankins). Michelle is an NCTE Ambassador and the organizer of Cuyahoga Community College’s seventh annual AARI event, My Sister’s Keeper: Celebrating Black Women and Womxn Poets.

We will share the following questions during the Twitter chat:

Warm-up: During #BlackHistoryMonth, we celebrate the African American Read-In, which aims to bring Black authors into the canons of our communities. Share your favorite quote from an African American author. #NCTEchat #AARI21 [8:04 p.m.]

Q1: How can you help students engage with writings by Black authors in ways that honor the Black community? #AARI21 #NCTEchat [8:10 p.m.]

Q2: What types of interactive reading or writing activities do you have planned for your students during #BlackHistoryMonth? #AARI21 #NCTEchat [8:18 p.m.]

Q3: Have you hosted an African American Read-In event before? If so, what tips can you offer? If not, what questions do you have about hosting a Read-In event? #AARI21 #NCTEchat [8:26 p.m.]

Q4: How are you planning to move your #AARI21 celebration online and to be virtual? Let’s crowdsource ideas for our colleagues who need help! #NCTEchat [8:34 p.m.]

Q5: Representation matters. How do you select texts written by Black authors to ensure that many voices are represented in your classroom? #AARI21 #NCTEchat [8:42 p.m.]

Q6: To understand the current political climate in the US, what Black authors are you reading? Please share titles and links. #AARI21 #NCTEchat [8:50 p.m.]

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

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