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“The Amazing Writing Race”  

2011 Fall Writing Marathon for              Students
and Teachers 

Thursday, October 27, 2011 

Oklahoma City Zoo 


The Oklahoma Writing
Project invites you to attend “The Amazing Writing Race.”  This year participants will experience the
animals through various writing activities and listening to zoo
specialists.   Each teacher may bring 5 students per adult, all grades, K-6.
Parents and student teachers are welcome, too.  


Students and teachers
will be challenged to write poetry, personal narratives, descriptive paragraphs
and short stories while racing around the zoo looking for writing prompts.  Oklahoma Writing Project Teacher Consultants
will be placed at each writing challenge checkpoint to guide participants.   Teachers will accompany their students as
they race around the zoo attempting to complete all writing prompts.  All students and teachers will leave with a
rough draft of at least one piece they may enter in the 2012 OWP Writing
Contest for Students and Teachers.  


In the afternoon, everyone will attend a joint session to
have a read around.  Students and
teachers will share pieces written during the race.  Come be a part of this exciting day! 


Students and teachers
will need to bring a sack lunch.  Due to
all the writing prompts during the day, you will stop to eat lunch between
writing challenges.  (During the fall,
many of the usual concession stands are closed at the zoo.  Bringing your own sack lunch is
recommended.)  We will be outside all
day, be sure to dress appropriately. 
Students and teachers may bring clipboards to assist with writing. 


Registration Deadline:  October 14, 2011 Teachers/Parents,

            Students, $15* 

                   *Includes Zoo Admission
Register Online Link Below: You may need to cut and paste link into a new browser window.https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDRYX2tReklUdEpNck5YUEM1R0pOVnc6MQ


8:45 Check-In 

9:00-9:30 The
Amazing Writing Race Begins 

9:30-1:30  Complete Writing Challenges 

and have lunch during this time 

1:30-2:00  Joint Session—Read Around 

                    for Teachers and Students

Audra Plummer  M. Ed.National Board Certified TeacherCo-Director of
 InserviceOklahoma Writing ProjectUniversity of OklahomaJeannine Rainbolt College of Education338 Cate
 Center Drive, Room 190Norman, Oklahoma 73019Phone: 405-401-1348
FAX: 405-325-7841http://owp.ou.edu
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