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Activities,  January 21, 2009

Letters from the White House

"Introduce young readers and writers to one of the most personal and meaningful ways to communicate with Letters from the White House. This national creative writing contest encourages students in grades PreK through 12 to explore the useful arts of letter writing and journaling, take a look at the history of our country, and tap into their own creativity when they imagine and write about themselves as having a role in a past, present or future White House. Contest resources for educators and parents can help make this a fun and meaningful project for the classroom, after school program or for families at home.

To enter the contest, students can write and submit either a letter or journal entry about an imagined or researched experience of living or working in the White House...

Letters from the White House is presented by Reading Rockets, AdLit.org, and the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance (NCBLA) in celebration of Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out, the NCBLA's critically acclaimed publication about American history."

Submit entries by February 16.

URL: http://www.adlit.org/our_white_house_contest
Posted by wrivenburgh on January 21, 2009 | Activities
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