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, $20*

            Students, $15*

                   *Includes Zoo Admission

Register Online Link Below: You may need to cut and paste link into a new browser window.


8:45 Check-In

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

9:30-1:30  Complete Writing Challenges

            Stop 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 Teacher
Co-Director of Inservice
Oklahoma Writing Project
University of Oklahoma
Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education
338 Cate Center Drive, Room 190
Norman, Oklahoma 73019
Phone: 405-401-1348
FAX: 405-325-7841

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