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1 Young Writers’ Project North Dakota Reading Association Jenni Picard- YWP Chair

2 “Writing Makes Me Legendary” O Theme: 200 th Anniversary of the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales

3 Deadlines O Registration forms due to Jenni Picard, YWP Chair: November 21, 2012 O Participants submit class winner to local council vice president: March 2, 2013 O Local Council winners due to Jenni Picard, YWP Chair, for state judging: March 15, 2013 O State winners announced: March 21, 2013 O State winners invited to attend awards ceremony at spring NDRA conference in Jamestown April 13, 2013

4 Grades K-1 Choose one of your favorite Brothers Grimm fairy tales from the list and write about why it is your favorite. O Jack and the Beanstalk O Little Red Riding Hood O The Princess and the Pea O Rapunzel

5 Grades k-1 Guidelines: O What do you like about the story? O What did you like about the characters? Give 1 example of a character’s trait or action that you liked. O What lesson did you learn from the story? O 3-5 sentences in length O May draw a picture of your fairy tale choice to include with your writing. O Please make an effort to refrain from using Disney versions of fairy tales.

6 Grades 2-3 O Write an original fairy tale story modeled after a Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale. Fairy Tale pattern: O Some type of magic is used. O There is a lesson to be learned. O Should include magical creatures or people.

7 Grades 2-3 Guidelines: O Minimum 2 paragraphs. O Typed or hand written. O May tell the story from any character’s perspective or use a narrator to tell the story. O Should include a beginning, middle and end. O Should include story elements such as setting, characters, problem and solution. O Please make an effort to refrain from using Disney versions of fairy tales.

8 Grades 4-5 Write a fractured fairy tale based on one of the following stories: O Jack and the Beanstalk O Little Red Riding Hood O The Princess and the Pea Must include the following fairy tale elements: *Some type of magic is used *There is a lesson to be learned *Should include magical creatures or people

9 Grades 4-5 Writing guidelines: O Word Choice: words and sentences that promote “show, not tell” O Voice: clever voice shines throughout the writing. O Fractured interpretation of original story; may include alternate plot lines, settings, and endings. O Minimum 4 paragraphs. O May tell the story from any character’s perspective or use a narrator. O Shows strong imagination that weaves throughout the story elements. O Please make an effort to refrain from using Disney versions of fairy tales.

10 Grades 6-8 Choose one of the following stories from the fairy tale list and rewrite it in Haiku poetry. O Rapunzel O Hansel and Gretel O Snow White Guidelines: O Follow the story line, but use your words to retell. O Word choice: words should flow well and be descriptive. O Voice: clever or serious voice in your retell. O lines in length or 5-7 sets of Haiku. O Please make an effort to refrain from using Disney versions of fairy tales.

11 Grades 6-8 Haiku pattern: Line 1: 5 syllables Line 2: 7 syllables Line 3: 5 syllables

12 Grades 9-12 Retell one of the following Brothers Grimm fairy tales in a free verse poem. O Fairy Tale Choices: 1. Rumpelstiltskin 2. Little Red Riding Hood 3. Sleeping Beauty

13 Grades 9-12 Guidelines: O 25 lines minimum/ no word limit O Word choice: descriptive language used to recreate the tale in your own words O Voice: clever or serious voice may be used O Unique in presentation and retell O Interpretation of the fairy tale may be written from any character’s point of view O Please make an effort to refrain from using Disney versions of fairy tales.

14 How to Submit NDRA Young Writers’ Project “Writing Makes Me LEGENDARY” Theme: 200 th Anniversary of the Brothers Grimm (Attach this information sheet to the back of each student writing before submitting it to your local council for judging.) Student Name ______________________________________­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­__ School _______________City_________________ Grade ______ Teacher Name ­­­­­­­­­­­­________________________________________ Teacher ________________________________________ Local Reading Council Name __________________________

15 Award Ceremony Joey Campbell –gr. 1 Northern Cass Steena Larson –gr. 5 Killdeer


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