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The ITBE Poetry Contest is a platform for English Language Learners to share their voice. Through poetry, elementary students are exposed to literary elements in a meaningful and creative way. You can use poetry across the curriculum as an assessment that demonstrates what a student knows about a topic. Below you can find the worksheets, rubrics and scoring sheets that you can use to support your students in writing and submitting their poetry.
Starting now, let your students and families know about this opportunity, the rules and deadlines. At ITBE we can’t wait to read all the wonderful poems that this 2019 will bring!
Entries must be postmarked by Monday, January 7, 2019
Please send all entries to:
1736 Middleton Ave, Lisle, IL 60532
Elementary Poetry Contest Awards for Students:
First place winners will receive a $30 monetary gift and a poetry book chosen by ITBE board members.
Second Place winners will receive a $20 monetary gift nd a poetry book chosen by ITBE board members.
Sponsoring teachers of the award winners will receivea free membership to ITBE for one year
winning sponsors will receive a check from ITBE for $25.00.
Winning sponsoring teachers, winning students, and family members are welcome to attend the award ceremony. Time of the event will be determined.
Click here to see some of the winning entries from 2018 contest!
Who can submit entries? Who can enter the contest?
Do you need a worksheet to get started with your students?
Here you will find the worksheets for the Diamante & Bio Poems. You will also find the rubrics & scoring sheets for all of the poems. Worksheets,