Write for the Westcoast Reader!
Submission opportunity – due by February 26, 2021
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Hello class! I am excited to announce that we will be participating in a writing opportunity hosted by WCR.
For the next few weeks, we will be working on our stories.
We will submit our stories as a class by February 26th and to hopefully get selected for April, May, or June’s article.
First, we will brainstorm about our memorable events.
What is a story?
What components are included in a story?
Stories are important. Stories are shared with and passed down to our friends, peers, and families.
Stories are made up of significant events, experiences, places, and/or people.
In class today, we brainstormed a list of important experiences.
- Please complete a list of 7 events/memories that were memorable to communicate the importance of a story.
- (3) important school experiences that you participated in
- (3) important valuable events or family experiences
- (1) class experience you would like to share
Second, we will narrow down our ideas and choose ONE story to write about.
2. We will be using a Power Paragraph writing tool to help us organize. See the link below for the Power Paragraph writing tool document.
Third, we will start a draft.
3. We will write a paragraph of 100-200 words. Please refer to your completed Power Paragraph sheet to complete a draft of your story.
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Fourth, peer review and edits.
4. We will come together as a class and have a circle read aloud. We will help each other edit and complete a final draft.
Fifth, submit your completed stories to me.
The Westcoast Reader: Family Literacy Week Contest 2021
Maywood Community School Submission – January 29, 2021
My students have worked hard in their English-language learning, making the most of the pandemic, and are excited to participate in WCR’s Family Literacy Week 2021 Contest! 🙂
Here are three of our literacy goals if we were to win the literacy contest:
1) To learn more about the world.
2) To enjoy reading more as a community.
3) To purchase new books.
As a community, we strive to be S.T.A.R. learners, “Safe, Thoughtful, Accepting, Respectful”
We submitted our photos today! Wish us luck.
A big thank you to the Westcoast Reader for hosting the contest and bringing spirit to our local communities!
Hello Maywood Families,
Please be sure to contact me by Wednesday, January 27, to confirm your child’s participation in the Westcoast Readers “Family Literacy Week” contest. Thank you.