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GT Programming Options. GT Programming Options. National Contests & Activities. Bloom’s revised Taxonomy with verbs! Scholastic Writing Competition 7-12. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have celebrated 80 years as a unique presence in our nation's classrooms by identifying and documenting the outstanding achievements of young artists and writers in the visual and literary arts.

Scholastic Writing Competition 7-12

Push Writing Contests Various writing contests for students in grades 7–12. Due Date: Many contests available throughout the year. One Teen Story - Contest. A teen literary magazine and website. Mentoring Young Writers Grades K-12. Book Fairs - Kids Are Authors - About the Contest. CHARACTER COUNTS!: Programs: Foundations for Life Essay Writing and Literacy Program. Build literacy skills and character with our discussion and essay program Foundations for Life is a maxim-based discussion and essay program that helps prepare students for crucial tests, improves their reasoning and writing skills, and inspires them to reflect upon and express profound and enduring truths that will guide them in making ethical choices in their lives.

CHARACTER COUNTS!: Programs: Foundations for Life Essay Writing and Literacy Program

Register to download free materials » Already registered? Log in here. This free program offers you age appropriate maxims, classroom assignments, and tips on how to run your own local contest. All our materials enhance the reading, critical thinking and composition skills required by the SAT exam, state and federal standards, and No Child Left Behind proficiency testing. PBS Kids Writers Contest. The PBS KIDS Writers Contest is produced by PBS (the “Contest” or “Promotion”).

PBS Kids Writers Contest

The Contest begins on or about January 1, 2014 and ends with the announcement of national winners on or about July 1, 2014. Enter and win a kid's writing contest today! - Free Contests for Kids. Scripps National Spelling Bee. Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Fountainhead Essay Contest — Ayn Rand Education. The Fountainhead Essay Contest Information Topics Select ONE of the following three topics: At the end of Part II, Ellsworth Toohey confronts Howard Roark and says, "Mr.

The Fountainhead Essay Contest — Ayn Rand Education

Roark, we're alone here. Anthem Essay Contest — Ayn Rand Education. Anthem Essay Contest Information Topics Select ONE of the following three topics: In Chapter 8, why does Equality laugh when he remembers that he is "the Damned"?

Anthem Essay Contest — Ayn Rand Education

Aside from very rare exceptions there is literally no opposition to the leaders in this society. Why is this? PBS Kids Writers Contest. Poetry Out Loud. Letters About Literature. Letters About Literature 2014 Contest Rules and Guidelines Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12.

Letters About Literature

Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write to that author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Letters are judged on state and national levels. Tens of thousands of students from across the country enter Letters About Literature each year. National History Day Contest. What is the National History Day Contest, you ask?

National History Day Contest

Each year more than half a million students just like you participate. You will choose a historical topic related to the annual theme, and then conduct primary and secondary research. You will look through libraries, archives and museums, conduct oral history interviews, and visit historic sites. After you have analyzed and interpreted your sources, and have drawn a conclusion about the significance of your topic, you will then be able to present your work in one of five ways: as a paper, an exhibit, a performance, a documentary, or a web site.

In the spring, you may enter your work into local NHD contests where it will be judged by professional educators and historians. Profile in Courage Essay Contest. Information for Teachers Access relevant national standards, guidelines, and curriculum materials.

Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Christopher Columbus Awards » Christopher Columbus Awards Home Page. Mathleague.org. Fun Math Competition and Club Programs for Middle School Students. LEGO Competitions. Google Science Fair. Wouldn't It Be Cool If... America's largest organization for youth volunteering opportunities, with 2,500,000 members and counting. Cricket Magazine - www.CricketMagKids.com - New Contest. Ah!

Cricket Magazine - www.CricketMagKids.com - New Contest

The dog days of summer are here at last, with their long, warm, sunny afternoons. Presented by Engineering Encounters. Amazing Kids! Magazine. Amazing Kids! Penpals Program » Amazing Kids! - Dream Big. The Amazing Kids!

Amazing Kids! Penpals Program » Amazing Kids! - Dream Big

PenPals Program is a literacy-based, traditional letter writing pen pal program, available to all children ages 5-17 worldwide. At $10 per child, per pen pal, our program is a low-cost (and fun!) Way to help your child practice their literacy skills, while making a new friend. Teachers or groups of 15 or more receive a 50% discount, at just $5 per child.

Gifted-talented / Activities and Lessons for Enrichment Learning. NAGC. Education Resource Organization: Enrichment Project Idea List. Logic Puzzles - Play Online or Print Your Own for Free! Brain Training, Brain Games and Brain Fitness - CogniFit. Lateral Thinking Puzzles - Preconceptions. Lateral thinking puzzles that challenge your preconceptions. 1. You are driving down the road in your car on a wild, stormy night, when you pass by a bus stop and you see three people waiting for the bus: 1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die. 2. An old friend who once saved your life. 3.

Knowing that there can only be one passenger in your car, whom would you choose? Hint: You can make everyone happy. Solution: The old lady of course! 2. Hint: The police only know two things, that the criminal's name is John and that he is in a particular house. Solution: The fireman is the only man in the room. 3. Hint: He is very proud, so refuses to ever ask for help. Solution: The man is a dwarf. 4. Puzzles - Brain Teasers - Logic Problems (21-30) Each box had a label on it reading "BBB" (Three Black) or "BBW" (Two Black, One White) or "BWW" (One Black, Two White) or "WWW" (Three White). The girls were told that none of the four labels correctly described the contents of the box to which it was attached. Each girl was told to draw two balls from her box, at which point the blindfold would be removed so that she could see the two balls in her hand and the label on the box assigned to her.

She was given the task of trying to guess the color of the ball remaining in her box. As each girl drew balls from her box, her colors were announced for all the girls to hear but the girls could not see the labels on any boxes other than their own. The first girl, having drawn two black balls, looked at her label and announced: "I know the color of the third ball!

" The second girl drew one white and one black ball, looked at her label and similarly stated: "I too know the color of the third ball! " Can you do the same? Famous Paradoxes. What is a Paradox A paradox is a statement that contradicts itself or a situation which seems to defy logic. That's a simple definition of paradox. Often premises can be proven false which rectifies the contradiction. Sometimes they are just play on words, however, some paradoxes still don't have universally accepted resolutions. On this page you can find several good paradox examples to tease your mind. 60 Debate Topics for High School. Top 100 Debates. How to Create a Portfolio with Evernote (Education Series) Bio Rob is a teacher at Trillium Charter School in Portland, where he primarily instructs students aged 8-11.

He has been working to develop online portfolios with students for the past six years and has taught in private schools, traditional public schools and public charter schools for the past 15 years. I use Evernote, Everywhere: