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Enter the PBS Kids GO! Writers Contest!

February 28, 2012 Leave a comment

Seems like a good way for K-3rd kids to practice their writing skills AND maybe win a prize! J

From their site: (http://pbskids.org/writerscontest/contest.php)

PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest and who can enter?

The PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest is a national-local contest designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning. The Contest encourages children in grades K-3 in communities across the country to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original pieces.

When does it start and how do I sign up?

The Contest starts in January 2012. To download an entry form click here. To find out where to send your entry, choose your station here.

Can I see stories from other Contest years to get ideas?

Yes! You can see all stories from previous years, going back to 2001, by visiting Story Central. Take a look at the national winners and think about your own favorite stories. What do they have in common? What do you like most about them? We also created a Writers Guide to help, you can find that here.

Prizes and Rules here: http://pbskids.org/writerscontest/contest-prizes.php

Thanks and have a great day!

Jeff Liwag

Campus Instructional Technologist

Oppe Coastal Studies Campus

2915 81st St., Galveston, TX 77551

Work requests? Go to http://eduphoria

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Now for 3rd-8th graders, a contest for $10Gs

February 28, 2012 Leave a comment

HP and Scholastic are having a Lorax-themed contest where 3rd-8th graders write a story that describes a creative idea for sustainable living.

Full contest rules and prizes (including 3 $10,000 scholarships and computers) are on this PDF: http://www.scholastic.com/thelorax/pdf/Lorax_35_Student_Contest.pdf.

Lesson plans and fun games can be found at http://www.scholastic.com/thelorax/

Thanks and have a great day!

Jeff Liwag

Campus Instructional Technologist

Oppe Coastal Studies Campus

2915 81st St., Galveston, TX 77551

Work requests? Go to http://eduphoria

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Lorax Student Writing Contest.pdf Download this file

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Differentiating Done Differently

February 13, 2012 Leave a comment
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