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Write-A-Book Literary Competition Guide Prince George’s County Public Schools Copyright July 30, 2013 PGIN 7690-1523 Board of Education of Prince George’s County, MarylandBOARD OF EDUCATION OF PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MARYLAND Segun C. Eubanks, Ed.D., Chair Carolyn M. Boston, Vice Chair, District 6 Zabina Epps, M.P.M., District 1 Peggy Higgins, LCSW-C, District 2 Amber Waller, District 3 Patricia Eubanks, District 4 Verjeana M Jacobs, Esq., District 5 Lyn J. Mundy, District 7 Edward Burroughs III, District 8 Beverly Anderson, Ph.D. Daniel Kaufman, Ph.D. Curtis Valentine, M.P.P. Rukayat Muse-Ariyoh, Student Board Member Kevin Maxwell, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer _____________________________________________________________________________________ Gladys Whitehead, Ph.D., Director of Curriculum and Instruction Alison Hanks-Sloan, Coordinating Supervisor, International Programs Sharan Blohm, Supervisor of Library Media Services Write-A-Book Literary Competition Guide – Grades K-12 2 Prince George's County Public Schools Acknowledgements The Prince George’s County Public Schools Office of Library Media Services wishes to thank the following professionals who helped revise the Write-A-Book Literary Competition Guide: Mary Beth Bauernschub Catherine Francoeur Angela Knox Lindsey Porambo Jessie Simmons-Taylor Verleta Taylor Pamela Thornton Tiffani Whitaker We also want to thank the staff of the Curriculum Writing Center for their assistance. Write-A-Book Literary Competition Guide – Grades K-12 3 Prince George's County Public Schools Table of Contents Introduction……………………………………………………………………............................................... 5 Standards………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 5 Guidelines………………………………………………………………………………………………………... 7 General Rules…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 9 Skills Involved in Creating a Write-A-Book…………………………………………………………………… 10 Story Development……..……………………………………………………………………......................... 12 Book Types…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 13 Elements of a Good Story……………………………………………………………………………. 14 Setting…………………………………………………………………………………...................... 15 Characters……………………………………………………………………………....................... 16 Plot……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 17 Climax and Resolution……………………………………………………………….. 18 Planning and Writing a Good Story………………………………………………… 19 Teacher Discussion Guide: Student Planning Sheet……………………………. 20 Teacher Discussion Guide: Planning Triangle……………………………………. 21 Illustrating……………………………………………………………………………… 22 Sample Layouts……………………………………………………………………….. 24 Style…………………………………………………………………………………….. 26 Poetry…………………………………………………………………………………………… 29 Book Binding Techniques…………………………………………………………………….. 30 Judging Points…………………………………………………………………………………. 33 Writing Terms………………………………………………………………………………….. 35 Appendix………………………………………………………………………………………... 37 Entry Form……………………………………………………………………………... 38 Judging Rubrics…………………………............................................................... 39 Story Map………………………………………………………………………………. 46 Graphic Organizer: Sequence Chain……………………………………………..... 47 Graphic Organizer: Main Idea Table……………………………………………………………….. 48 Pacing Calendar………………………………………………................................. 49 Selected Resources…………………………………………………………………... 50 Books…………………………………………………………………………... 50 Online Resources…………………………………………………………….. 51 Discovery Education Videos – Writing Process (use PGCPS login)……….. 52 SAFARI Montage Videos – Writing Process (use PGCPS login)…………….. 53 Sponsor Checklist…………………………………………………………………….. 54 Take Home Materials…………………………………………………………………. 55 Sample Letter to Parents…………………………………………………….. 56 Author Rules…………………………………………………………………... 57 Guideline Handouts…………………………………………………………... 58 Writing as a Process………………………………………………………………………… 62 Student Checklists…………………………………………………………………………... 63 Evaluation of Guide…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 70 Write-A-Book Literary Competition Guide – Grades K-12 4 Prince George's County Public Schools Introduction The mission of the school library media program in Prince George’s County is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. This means: st  We understand that 21 century learning requires a set of skills for the Knowledge Age. These skills include: building a learning capacity and innovation skills, developing competencies in information, media and technology and life and career skills.  Sustaining the goals of the Maryland Common Core Curriculum Frameworks, State Curriculum, st American Association of School Librarians Standards for the 21 Century Learner In Action, and the School Library Media State Curriculum which prepares students for what they need to know and be able to do to be successful in college and careers. Students developing lifelong learning habits, critical thinking skills, and the ability to use newly acquired information effectively and collaboratively in a global setting.  Encouraging professional, certified library media specialists and teachers at the school level to plan instructional programs for students to develop and strengthen skills in order to be successful in college and career readiness.  Encouraging an appreciation of books and other sources of information for learning, research, and leisure.  Integrating technology with the curriculum and information literacy skills as outlined in: st o American Association of School Librarians’ Standards for the 21 Century Learner http://www.acrl.org/ala/aasl/aaslproftools/learningstandards/standards.cfm o Maryland State Department of Education’s School Library Media State Curriculum, http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/programs/technology/Library_media. o International Society for Technology in Education’s National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers and Students, http://www.iste.org/standards o American Association of School Librarians’ Empowering Learners, Guidelines for School Library Media Programs, http://ala.org/aasl/standards-guidelines/program-guidelines Sponsored by the Office of Library Media Services and the Educational Media Association of Prince George’s County (EMAPGC), the Write-A-Book Literary Competition directly supports these instructional goals and standards. Students write to inform, to persuade, and to express personal ideas. They can broaden their scope of knowledge and increase proficiency levels in reading and writing through Write-A- Book. Collaboration between Library Media Specialists and classroom teachers at the school level will provide a climate that is conducive to student learning and achievement. Parent involvement completes the partnership between home and school and contributes to the overall success of the students’ creative literary experience. Suggested pages for home use are provided in the Take Home section of this guide. There are other pages throughout the guide to be used as instructional handouts at the discretion of the program sponsor. Additional support for sponsors and judges is available in the Office of Library Media Services Google site and wiki. A book binding video is available for parent-student training sessions. Training for sponsors and judges takes place in September and November every school year; dates will be announced by the Office of Library Media Services. Write-A-Book Literary Competition Guide – Grades K-12 5 Prince George's County Public Schools For each of the categories listed, a school may submit to the Office of Library Media Services four qualified individual, four qualified group, and four qualified class-produced books for each grade level. Judges will award prizes at the county level for each entry group and each book type at the appropriate grade levels for st nd rd 1 place, 2 place, 3 place, and honorable mention. The location, date, and time of the annual awards ceremony will be announced by the Office of Library Media Services. The Write-A-Book Literary Competition Guide includes the following major components:  Guidelines and rules, skills, story development, book binding techniques, judging points, writing terms  Appendix: entry form, judging rubrics, graphic organizers, pacing calendar, selected resources, sponsor checklist, and Take Home materials The 2008 - 2013 updates include:  The competition now includes Pre-K  If the text is typed, the font must be no smaller than 12 and no larger than 14. There is an exception; the font may be larger than 14 in the Picture Story Book and Poetry categories for headings and titles only.  Additional emphasis on the rule that books must be edited with appropriate grammar, spelling, and punctuation. There can be no profanity, sexually-explicit situations, or excessive violence.  The Short Story category is now 1500 – 2500 words; an increase in 500 words. An exact word count must be listed on the entry form.  The school sponsor must submit a signed contract that all rules and guidelines have been followed when turning in the school’s Write-A-Book entries for District competition.  Clip Art, stickers, foam letters, etc., may be used on the cover of the book for decoration but not inside the book as illustration. All illustrations inside the book must be original artwork.  Free hand or computer/technology-generated drawings will not be accepted if they are subject to copyright. The content of the following pages have been updated in this Guide; discard earlier copyrights:  Page 7: Guidelines for Elementary Book Categories  Page 8: Guidelines for Secondary Book Categories  Page 9: General Rules  Page 38: Write-A-Book Literary Competition Entry Form  Page 39-43: In-School Judging Rubrics  Page 54: Sponsor Checklist/Contract  Page 56: Sample Letter to Parents  Page 57: Author Rules  Pages 58-60: Student Guidelines  Page 67: Student Checklist – Short Story Write-A-Book Literary Competition Guide – Grades K-12 6 Prince George's County Public Schools Guidelines for Elementary Book Categories (Grades PreK – 5) Picture Story Book Illustrated Fiction  Illustrations on each page  Text with limited illustrations  Limited or no text on each page  Maximum number of illustrations: 5  Minimum number of pages: 10  Minimum number of pages: 15 (including illustrations) Poetry Non-Fiction  Illustrations are optional  Text with limited illustrations and/or photographs  Minimum number of pages: 10 (including illustrations)  Minimum number of pages: 15 (including illustrations) Minimum and maximum number of pages refers to the body of the book. Entry Groups Individual Group (2-5 students) Class-produced, teacher-guided (Picture Story, Poetry, or Non-Fiction categories only) For each of the categories listed, each school may submit four qualified individual, four qualified group, and four qualified class-produced books for each grade level. Write-A-Book Literary Competition Guide – Grades K-12 7 Prince George's County Public Schools Guidelines for Secondary Book Categories (Grades 6 – 12) Picture Story Book Illustrated Fiction Short Story  Illustrations on each  Text with limited  1500-2500 word text page illustrations  Cover illustration only  Limited or no text on  Maximum number of each page illustrations: 5  Minimum number of  Minimum number of pages: 15 pages: 20 (including illustrations) Poetry Non-Fiction Graphic Fiction (Comic Book Style)  Illustrations optional  Text with limited illustrations and/or  Illustrations should be  Minimum number of photographs drawn in frames pages: 15 (including illustrations)  Minimum number of  Text in same frame as pages: 20 (including illustrations illustrations)  Minimum number of pages: 15 Plays  Text without illustrations  Minimum number of pages: 15 Minimum and maximum number of pages refers to the body of the book. Entry Groups Individual Group (2-5 students) For each of the categories listed, a school may submit four qualified individual and four qualified group for each grade level. Write-A-Book Literary Competition Guide – Grades K-12 8 Prince George's County Public Schools General Rules 1. Only books produced by students in Prince George’s County Public Schools are eligible for entry in the competition. 2. Books must be written during the current school year; sequels are permitted. 3. Any book produced by a group will be judged in the division to which the student in the highest grade-level belongs. A group consists of no fewer than two and no more than five students. 4. All stories and illustrations must be the original work of the student(s). 5. Text must be legibly hand-printed or typed on the computer and printed on computer paper (not lined/loose-leaf paper). Computer-assisted drawings must be original (no Clip Art permitted). If any drawing software is used, the name of the software must be included on the entry form. 6. If the text is typed, the font must be no smaller than 12 and no larger than 14. The only exception exists in Picture Story Book and Poetry categories. There the font may be larger than 14 but for headings and titles only. 7. Books must be edited with appropriate grammar, spelling, and punctuation. There can be no profanity, sexually explicit situations or excessive violence. 8. Foreign language entries will be accepted with a clearly written and complete translation included each page or as part of an appendix. 9. Pages in each book should be numbered. Books should contain no more than 30 numbered pages, including illustrations/photographs. This does not include translation, bibliography, footnote pages, title page, fly sheet, author’s biography, or appendices. 10. The size of the finished book may be no larger than 10” x 12” and no smaller than 5” x 8.” 11. Students must securely bind books with hard-back covers that do not bend (examples: corrugated cardboard, foam board). No folders, photograph albums, rings or loose-leaf bindings will be accepted. 12. Photographs are permitted in the non-fiction category only. Any photograph or artwork that is scanned into a Write-A-Book entry must be available to judges upon request. Photographs must be taken by the author. 13. Any books that do not follow all of the rules and guidelines of the competition will be returned to the schools without being judged at the District level. Sponsors should work with students and parents to avoid disqualification. The decision of the judges will be final. 14. All District entries must be received by the date set by the Office of Library Media Services. Write-A-Book Literary Competition Guide – Grades K-12 9 Prince George's County Public Schools Skills Involved in Creating a Write-A-Book Entry The Prince George’s County Write-A-Book Literary Competition affords students an excellent opportunity to integrate previously learned skills with their creative talents. Participation in the program can also provide students with experience in developing and coordinating their writing and illustrating skills. Throughout the process students utilize critical thinking skills. This activity is an integral part of the total curriculum and helps develop skills that are being taught on a daily basis. Students write to inform, to persuade, and to express personal ideas. They can become more proficient in reading and writing through the Write-A-Book Literary Competition.  Draw conclusions  Make inferences  Sequence ideas Critical Thinking  Develop cause and effect relationships  Evaluate ideas  Provide accurate, specific, purposeful information  Explain the topic Writing to Inform  Establish an organizational plan and consistently maintains it  Provide information relevant to the needs of the audience  Consistently use language choices to enhance the text  Identify a clear position with relevant personal and/or factual information  Present an organizational plan that is logical and consistently maintained Writing to Persuade  Effectively address the needs and characteristics of the identified audience  Consistently use language choices to enhance the text  Demonstrate personal style through varied sentence structure and word choice Writing to Express  Establish and maintain a clear purpose and focus  Choose a literary form and develop appropriate elements Personal Ideas  Engage the reader with interesting ideas and imaginative writing  Organize ideas into a complete, well-developed whole Write-A-Book Literary Competition Guide – Grades K-12 10 Prince George's County Public Schools Skills Involved in Creating a Write-A-Book Entry  Recognize types of literature o Illustrated fiction o Poetry o Fiction o Fantasy o Realistic fiction o Horror/Suspense Literary Knowledge  Mystery  Recognize elements of a story o Characterization o Plot development o Setting o Climax  Resolution/Conclusion  Use context to understand word meanings  Follow directions  Determine main idea  Evaluate statements of opinion  Recognize propaganda techniques  Choose appropriate reference aids  Read for literary experience Reading  Read to be informed  Read to perform a task  Interact with texts using the four reading stances: o Global understanding o Develop interpretation o Personal reflections and responses o Critical stance  Develop individual writing and organizing styles  Explore a variety of illustrative techniques  Practice calligraphy or other graphics skills  Use a variety of higher level thinking skills Creativity  Create original graphics o Hand drawn (not traced) o Photographs o Computer-assisted (no clip art)  Demonstrate knowledge of technology systems  Practice responsible and appropriate use of technology Technology systems, software, and information  Select and use technology tools to enhance learning Write-A-Book Literary Competition Guide – Grades K-12 11 Prince George's County Public Schools Story Development Write-A-Book Literary Competition Guide – Grades K-12 12 Prince George's County Public Schools Book Types for Students to Create (Examples by category) Fiction Nonfiction Realistic Factual/Informational Historical Biography/Autobiography Romance How to Poetry History Mystery Nature Science Fiction Cookbook Adventure Personal Experience Write-A-Book Literary Competition Guide – Grades K-12 13 Prince George's County Public Schools Elements of a Good Story  Setting (time and place)  Character (person, animal, or thing in the story)  Plot (events in the story)  Conflict (struggle of the protagonist to achieve a goal or to solve problems)  Climax (most exciting part of the story)  Resolution (conclusion) Write-A-Book Literary Competition Guide – Grades K-12 14 Prince George's County Public Schools Setting Did the story happen yesterday, today, or will it happen tomorrow? A setting tells the reader where and when a story is taking place. Write-A-Book Literary Competition Guide – Grades K-12 15 Prince George's County Public Schools Characters A character is a person, animal, or thing in your story. Protagonists are main characters. We need to know something about them, for example, their actions, words, thoughts, or physical description. The main character should be interesting. Antagonists are the villains. We need to know about the antagonist also. A story does not always have this character. Write-A-Book Literary Competition Guide – Grades K-12 16 Prince George's County Public Schools Plot Events that occur in the story are the plot. The story needs a beginning, middle, and an end. In the beginning of your story, we meet the main character and find out about the problem. In the middle of the story, conflict is developed and builds to a climax. Your character has a number of adventures trying to solve the problem. At the end of the story, the resolution of the conflict occurs. Your character solves the problems and has changed in some way. Write-A-Book Literary Competition Guide – Grades K-12 17 Prince George's County Public Schools Climax and Resolution The character comes face to face with the problems and conquers them. The climax comes when the protagonist finally wins out over the foe or solves the problems. The climax usually comes near the end of the story. The story needs a resolution to bring it to a conclusion. Be sure to tie up all loose ends in your story. Don’t leave any characters or problems hanging. Write-A-Book Literary Competition Guide – Grades K-12 18 Prince George's County Public Schools Planning and Writing a Good Story Beginning: When and where does the story take place? Who are the characters? What is the main character’s problem? Middle: What is the conflict? What interesting things happen as the main character tries to solve the problem? Climax: Does the problem get solved? This should be the most exciting part. End: How are the problems resolved? Does your main character change in some way? Write-A-Book Literary Competition Guide – Grades K-12 19 Prince George's County Public Schools Teacher Discussion Guide: Student Planning Sheet Setting: Protagonist: Antagonist: Conflict: Climax: Resolution: Write-A-Book Literary Competition Guide – Grades K-12 20 Prince George's County Public Schools