The Amazing Writing Race
2013 Spring Writing Marathon and Celebration
for Students and Teachers

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
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.  Spaces are limited please register today!
Students and teachers will be challenged to write narrative, opinion or informative pieces while racing around the zoo looking for writing prompts.  All writing activities will be aligned to Common Core State Standards.  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.
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 March, 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.  If there is inclement weather, you will receive an email by noon on Tuesday, March 26.  Please make sure you supply a valid email address. 

Deadline March 8, 2013
            Teachers  $20*
            Parents/Students, $15*
                   *Includes Zoo Admission
Mail registration (below) to:
Audra Plummer, OWP Co-Director
28784 ECR 1560 Pauls Valley, OK 73075
Questions:  Phone (405) 401-1348
Fax Registration: 405-325-7841
Registration link:  You may need to cut and paste into new browser window.

8:45 Check-In for the Amazing Writing Race at OKC Zoo Education Building
9:00-9:30 The Amazing Writing Race Begins
9:30-Noon  Complete Writing Challenges
Noon-1:00 Lunch on your own
1:00-2:00 Writing Celebration: Recognition of Amazing Writing Race Winners &  “Write to Win” Contest Winners:  Read Around for Teachers and Students

Teachers will receive a map with directions to the Oklahoma City Zoo and other information by March 15, 2013. Please be sure to include best contact email on registration form.

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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