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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

100 Free and Useful Tools for AP Students and Teachers High school students who opt to take AP classes may do so to become more prepared for college, to try to gain admittance to a top-notch school, or to get college credits and save both money and time on their education. These students and their teachers strive for a deeper level of education and understanding of the material they are studying. Luckily, there are plenty of free tools ranging from AP test prep to online courses and open courseware classes to student organizers to reference materials to research tools and beyond. AP Test Prep These tools and resources will help students prepare for their AP tests. AP Potential. Online AP Courses and Resources for AP Courses Students can take these online courses prior to testing or use these resources to learn about other online resources. University of California College Prep. Open Courseware Materials MIT OpenCourseWare. Student Organizers These organizers will help busy students keep up with grades, time management, schedules, and more.

For Teachers | Scholastic How We Can Help Writopia Lab is thrilled to serve as the Regional Affiliate for The Writing Awards in Greater Washington this year. We are available to: answer questions about registration and submission,make classroom visits to inform and inspire your students,help students write quality pieces through our after-school workshops, special events, and private sessions, andprovide promotional materials such as posters and postcards. Please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. Why do students participate in The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards? College Preparation: To develop the skills and vision needed for college admissions. Scholarships and Cash Awards: To earn scholarships from a pool of over $3.5 million in tuition support, the largest source of funding for teens in the arts. Publications: To be published in one of The Alliance’s publications for award-winning writers, including Best Teen Writing and Spark. Next Steps

Letters About Literature | | The Library of Congress Letters About Literature 2018-19 official rules and details are now available! Entries will be accepted online starting on November 1, 2018. Please note that the online submission forms will not be live on the submission platform until November 1, 2018. For deadlines, online submission forms and more information, select your state: 2018-19 Documents Video Guides Watch our video series for guidance on participating in Letters About Literature and writing your letter. About the Contest Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. The 2018-19 Letters About Literature contest for young readers is made possible by a generous grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, with additional support from gifts to the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, which promotes the contest through its affiliate Centers for the Book, state libraries and other organizations. Dear Rick Riordan:

fuquastjohn : About to present. #nanowri... English/Language Arts - Advanced Academic Services English Language Arts Support for Advanced-Level and Gifted Students Pre-Assessment Give pre-assessments so that students who already know the material do not have to repeat it but may be provided with instruction and activities that are meaningful. Enrichment National Council for Teachers of English provides books, resources, professional learning, conferences, English Language Arts standards, online webinars/podcasts/courses, tutorials, and online communities to support English Language Arts teachers. At each grade level, the Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP) provides guidelines for interdisciplinary, independent learning experiences and research projects that teachers can adapt and use with GT students. Free curriculum and resources that support literacy enrichment. Discussion

Hint Fiction Contest, Judged By Stewart O’Nan (2009) In the last two weeks of April 2009, I hosted a Hint Fiction Contest at my blog. Writers could submit two stories each. They could be either original or reprints. We received over 200 entries, all of which were read blindly. First place winner: HOUSE HUNTING by Gary A. The fence is tall. Second place winner: DEPARTURE by Donora Hillard The terminal is unkind. Third place winner: PROGRESS by Joe Schreiber After seventeen days she finally broke down and called him “daddy.” Honorable Mentions: PEANUT BUTTER by Camille Esses He was allergic. THE MALL by Robley Wilson What he liked best about the affair was not the shopping, but parting the tissue wrap to remove the clothing that had first enticed her. A SNAP DECISION by Jamie Felton Her finger tapped against her teeth. And the other 14 finalists: PHILIP by Jason RiceWAITING by Brendan O’BrienTHE MAN OF TOMORROW OR MAYBE YOU’VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE, BUT YOU’VE NEVER HEARD IT LIKE THIS by Will PanzoUNTITLED by Samuel J.

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Wired 14.11: Very Short Stories 33 writers. 5 designers. 6-word science fiction. Page 1 of 1 We'll be brief: Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words ("For sale: baby shoes, never worn.") and is said to have called it his best work. So we asked sci-fi, fantasy, and horror writers from the realms of books, TV, movies, and games to take a shot themselves. Dozens of our favorite auteurs put their words to paper, and five master graphic designers took them to the drawing board. Sure, Arthur C. Failed SAT. Computer, did we bring batteries? Vacuum collision. Gown removed carelessly. Automobile warranty expires. Machine. Longed for him. His penis snapped off; he’s pregnant! From torched skyscrapers, men grew wings. - Gregory Maguire Internet “wakes up?” With bloody hands, I say good-bye. - Frank Miller Wasted day. “Cellar?” Epitaph: Foolish humans, never escaped Earth. - Vernor Vinge It cost too much, staying human. - Bruce Sterling We kissed. It’s behind you! I’m your future, child. 1940: Young Hitler! I’m dead. Easy.