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Young Author's Information for 2018

Reported by on 1/14/18

Dear Brookdale Families:

The 2018 Young Authors Program at Brookdale School is officially underway! Brookdale’s program is part of the Illinois Young Authors program, which is now in its 44th year and culminates with a statewide conference in May. Our school will choose a representative to send on behalf of Brookdale School to Illinois State University on May 19, 2018

This program is intended to generate appreciation and recognition of a child’s writing. Students in second through fifth grade are encouraged to participate in the Young Authors Program by writing and submitting an original story, essay, or collection of poems. As part of Brookdale’s emphasis on writing, all students taking part in the program are encouraged to use the writing process as they create their own stories.

A committee made up of classroom teachers from different grade levels and support staff teachers will judge the manuscripts based on established criteria. Winners and runners-up will be named.

All manuscripts must be turned in to Brookdale School no later than Monday, February 12th.


Young Author's 2018 Guidelines (pdf)

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