Are you in Grades 5-8? If you are, Mrs. Musillami and Mrs. Ramey are excited to share a wonderful writing opportunity to all of our 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders! Every year, local DAR chapters across America offer this history essay contest, and we are thrilled to team with the LaGrange - LePortage Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Write an essay about this year's history topic, and you are eligible to win at local, state, and national levels! Check out all of the information on this site, and in your classrooms! Last year we had a 5th grader from Spring Avenue Elementary win at the District level! Way to go!
Completed essays are due November 29, 2018.
This year's topic is Women's Suffrage.
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Letters About LiteratureLetters About Literature is an annual national reading and writing program that invites students to read a book, poem, or play of their choice and write a letter to the author about how the work changed their life or view of the world. Students can enter on their own or through their schools, libraries or other youth organizations.There are three levels of participation: Level I for grades 4-6, Level II for grades 7-8 and Level III for grades 9-12. One Illinois winner will be selected for each level and receive a $200 cash award. Teachers/Librarians of the winning students will receive a $100 cash award to purchase materials for their school/public library. Winners and teachers/librarians will be invited to an awards ceremony in Springfield. The state winners’ letters will be forwarded for national judging.HOW TO ENTER*NEW this year – Entries will be accepted online for students age 13 and over beginning November 1st. Written submissions will be accepted for all ages until the entry deadline of December 14, 2018. To enter by mail, complete an entry coupon for each entry and mail to:Letters About LiteratureCompetition Level (indicate Level 1, 2 or 3)Illinois Center for the BookIllinois State Library300 South Second StreetSpringfield, IL 62701State winners will be announced in May 2019.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND FORMSOther information about the program is available at the Letters About Literature page of the Illinois Center for the Book website (http://cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/center_for_the_book/letters.html) including: