Thursday, November 17, 2011

Writing Class: Veterans Paragraph Contest

Every year the Nespelem American Legion Auxiliary sponsors a contest for Veterans Day. The theme is usually "Honor All Veterans." Veterans Day is an important event in our community. In all the towns around, breakfasts, dinners, school assemblies, and Pow Wows honor those who served our country to keep us safe and free. We thank all those who sponsor activities, and especially the Nespelem American Legion Auxiliary.

This years winners are:

Veterans Day Essay Winners

Sponsored by Nespelem American Legion Auxiliary
Thank you 
1st- Quincy Williams Grade 7
2nd - Ricardo Sanchez Grade 8
3rd - Jerry Palmer Grade 6
The seventh and eighth grade students started with a prewriting plan in Google Docs which helped them think of nouns, strong verbs, and actions of those who served in the Armed Forces. Next the students revised and edited their work.   

Two students, Tristen and Mysti, created an additional project to honor the veterans. They asked the  students to create word clouds using their essays as the source for the words ( ). Each then saved the images and uploaded the wordles and pasted their essays into a Google presentation. Each student explained why they chose the colors, word arrangements, and layout. This is their gift. Thanks to Tristen and Mysti for asking their peers to join.

We asked other schools in our Quad Blog Team to comment about our project and about Veterans Day. You can read those at our student blog here.

It was an engaging way to learn writing while also honoring our veterans.

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