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Entries must be postmarked or emailed by Monday, February 26, 2018
The awards ceremony will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Tate Woods Elementary School, 1736 Middleton Av. Lisle Illinois 60535. Refreshments and cookies will be served for those attending the awards ceremony.
Winning sponsoring teachers, winning students, and family members are welcome to attend the award ceremony. Time of the event is at 5:00 P.M.
Click here to see some of the winning entries from 2017 contest!
The contest is open to any teacher that works in the state of Illinois. The sponsoring teacher does NOT need to be a member of ITBE.
As in previous years the student must be receiving ELL or bilingual services during the 2017-2018 school year. The sponsoring teacher is the person who provides the child’s services.
Teachers will be given a rubric, score sheet, &, for some poems, worksheets.
Teachers will be expected to pick their top 5 poems for each genre of poetry.
If a teacher teaches more than one grade then he/she can submit poems for each grade she teaches. (For example, Mrs. Gigous teaches 2nd & 3rd graders. She can submit 10 Acrostic poems (5 for 2nd grade & 5 poems for 3rd grade. Mrs. Gigous may also submit 10 Bio poems, 10 Diamante poems, 10 Haiku poems, & 10 open poems.)
Worksheets, Rubrics, & Scoring Sheets