2014 Write-A-Book Power Point

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WRITE-A-BOOK
LITERARY COMPETITION
2014-15
COUGARS ARE AUTHORS!
We at Kenilworth are
writers every day. The
Write-a-Book Literary
Competition gives us an
opportunity to be creative
and to share our work
with others in the school
and in the County. We
will do what you already
do well--- and have fun
doing it!
PRE-WRITING/PLANNING
It is important to plan what you are going to
write so it will make sense to the reader.
Remember that you are trying to communicate
with others.
If you write a story, it should have a clear
beginning, middle, and end.
Think about your characters and how each one
would act in the story---what they will say, how
they will feel, what actions they will take---that
makes them different from all the others.
BRAINSTORMING/
FREE WRITING
Some people start the writing process by just
writing down everything they are thinking
without limiting their thoughts or
censoring themselves.They might make a list
or just keep writing on a page. If they get stuck,
they write, “I’m stuck, I’m stuck, I’m stuck”
until they are not stuck any more.
WEBBING YOUR IDEAS
You can make a web out of your ideas to organize them.
OUTLINING
An outline helps to show the main
points and their supporting details.
STORY MAP
You have used story maps to check your
comprehension after you finish reading a story,
but you could also use one help you plan
your own writing.
SEQUENCE CHAIN
A sequence chain can help the story
flow easily from its beguiling beginning
to its
marvelous middle to its
exquisite end.
Example
TYPES OF BOOKS
(can be individual, group, or class)
PICTURE STORY BOOK
ILLUSTRATED FICTION
NON-FICTION
POETRY
Think-Abouts for Any
Time You Write
Use complete sentences be very careful
not to have run-ons they are very hard to
understand without proper punctuation
to separate the complete thoughts.
Another Think-About
uses korrect speling, grammar, punctuation?
and Capitalization.
+Use font size 12 or 14.
+You can use your mnemonic devices to help
remind you.
CUPS
Yet another…
Make your writing more interesting by using
lots of description. Your reader should be able
to SEE what you are writing about.
…and another!
“Always use quotation marks when you are
using the exact words your characters speak to
one another,” said the patient teacher repeatedly.
Title Page
All books need a title page in the beginning.
Your title should be at the top in large, bold letters
and…
your name as the author/illustrator is at
the bottom of the page.
Dedication
Some people like to dedicate or write
their book in honor of a favorite person.
This person might be a relative or friend
whether alive or dead.
The person to whom the book is dedicated is
usually a person who influenced you in some
way…often one who encouraged you as a
writer!
The dedication page is placed after the
title page.
ILLUSTRATIONS
Remember that all work must be yours!
Colored pencils work much better than crayons or
markers. They do not smear or bleed through.
No clip art or computer-generated art is allowed.
You MAY use a computer drawing program,
however, if you want but you MUST put
its name on your entry sheet.
Illustration on Page with Text
Illustration Alone
PHOTOGRAPHS and SCANNING
You must take your own photographs.
That means you cannot be in them, except
for if you want one on your “About the
Author” page.
If you scan in photographs or your
artwork, the originals must accompany
your entry.
OVERALL APPEARANCE
Your cover and binding are worth 10 points.
You will be judged on the neatness and
creativity of the illustration (yes, it MUST
have an illustration!) as well as on the cover
and binding’s overall attractiveness.
Cool Cover!
BINDING
You must follow carefully the directions in
the booklet for how to bind your book.
The size of your book cannot be larger than
10” by 12” or smaller than 5” by 8”.
Your book will not be judged at all if its
cardboard cover is flexible rather than
stiff and sturdy. It is a good idea to start looking
for appropriate cardboard and your desired
pattern of Contact Paper NOW!
Bookbinding Work Session
December 4, 2014
6:00-8:00PM
DUE DATES FOR
WRITE-A-BOOKS:
December 11, 2014
Kenilworth Elementary School
Write-A-Book Display Night
June 2015
Prince George’s County
Write-A-Book
Literary Competition Celebration
May 2015
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Auditorium
See you there, fellow Cougar Authors!
Book Qualifications
PICTURE STORY BOOK
Must have at least 10 pages.
Must have a picture per page.
Illustrations are worth up to 55
points out of 100.
Story is worth up to 35 points.
ILLUSTRATED FICTION
Must have at least 15 pages.
Maximum of 5 illustrations.
Story is worth up to 60 points out of 100.
Focus on originality, well-defined plot or
theme, and development of characters.
Illustrations are worth up to 30 points.
NON-FICTION
Must be at least 15 pages long.
May not be longer than 30 pages.
Illustrations may be photographs or handdrawn pictures. Remember, all work
must be your own!
Text is worth up to 65 points, including 10
points for footnotes/bibliography.
Illustrations can earn up to 25 points.
POETRY
Must be at least 10 pages long.
May be an anthology (collection of
many poems) or one long story
in poem form (epic)
Maximum of 5 illustrations
Poetry can earn up to 90 points
Illustrations are optional

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