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CHECK YOUR JUNK EMAIL FOLDER FOR THE WEEKLY SECONDARY ENGLISH EMAIL FOR MARCH 12-16. 

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Posted Sunday, March 11, 2018
Willy Wonka is looking for five great 100-word story ideas from students who are between the ages of 5-12. Students can submit as many story ideas as they wish by May 1st at 
https://www.imaginormouschallenge.com/enter/. The five winning submissions will be transformed into one of these magnificent creations: a song for the theater, a new toy design, an immersive Minecraft world, a published e-book, or a new candy. Teachers can get free resources and contest posters  for their rooms at https://www.imaginormouschallenge.com/teachers/
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Posted Friday, March 9, 2018
The summer camp teachers are excited to work with students on creating new worlds, adding suspense to stories, breaking out new poetry prompts, using music, nature, and more to inspire the senses, and maybe a little improv and lots of laughing along the way. Students will not be bored. Campers bring their own lunch each day; Thurber House provides an afternoon snack. The camps last from 9am-4pm and are offered each of the following weeks: 
July 16-20       July 23-27       July 30-Aug. 3       Aug. 6-10
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Posted Friday, March 9, 2018
Students can register for a full day (8am-4pm) of creative activities designed to help them explore a variety of writing types. All participants will contribute to a camp anthology and receive a free shirt and goody bag. The cost is $40 and the deadline to register is June 13th. Spots are limited. To register, visit nwp-ksu.org. For more information, contact Aleesha Bradick and Angela Briggs at writingcampksu@yahoo.com or call 330-805-1306. 

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Posted Friday, March 9, 2018
The Ohio State University Creative Writing Program’s Young Writers Workshop will be July 8-13, 2018. It is is a week-long summer program for high school students in Columbus City Schools, charter schools in the City of Columbus, South-Western City Schools, and Reynoldsburg City Schools. Each year, the OSU creative writing faculty choose 30 students from the application pool to come live on campus and study writing with writers from around the country, including current students in and alumni of the Department of English's MFA Program in Creative Writing. Students are selected based on the promise of their writing. Participation in the workshop is limited to students of current sophomore and junior ranking (those who will be rising juniors and seniors in the summer of 2017). Students who participated last year as rising juniors are welcome to apply again this year. To enter, students need to submit two items: a statement (no more than one page long) about their interest in writing, and why they would like to be a participant in the Young Writers Workshop at Ohio State, and a sample their creative writing, in any genre(s) of no more than 20 pages (excerpts from longer works are fine) and no fewer than 5 pages. Get all of the information at https://english.osu.edu/grad/mfa/young-writers-workshop. The application is online at https://english.osu.edu/yww/app and the deadline is April 6th.
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Posted Friday, March 9, 2018
ACT Academy™ is a free online learning tool and test practice program designed to help students master the skills they need to improve their ACT scores and succeed in college and career. It provides students with a personalized study plan based on their scores from the ACT® test, PreACT®, or official ACT practice tests through video lessons, interactive practice questions, full-length practice tests, educational games and other materials targeted to their academic needs.
ACT Academy features: 
-Personalized resources
-Accessible anytime/anywhere a user has an internet connection
-Both a full length test option as well as test sections
-Educational games to drive mastery of content
YOU AND YOUR STUDENTS SHOULD SIGN UP to be notified when it launches: www.act.org/academy.
Check out ACT-aligned resources already in the OpenEd library: okact.opened.comCheck out all Standard-aligned resources in the
OpenEd library: https://www.opened.com. 
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Posted Friday, March 9, 2018
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