Each year the Live Deliberately Essay Contest, sponsored by the Walden Woods Foundation, invites youth aged 14–21 from around the world to respond to a selected quotation from Henry David Thoreau, reflecting on how his words and ideas are still alive and relevant in their lives and in the world. The 2016–2017 contest will have three age groups: 14–16, 17–18, and 19–21. One winner will be identified in each age group and will receive a $250 cash prize, plus an autographed special edition of Walden. Essays may also be selected to receive Honorable Mention in each age group, which will be awarded with an autographed special edition of Walden. Each essay is reviewed by at least two readers, and results will be announced by the end of April.
May the fourth be with you!Celebrate Star Wars Day (May 4, 2023) in the classroom with these freeStar Wars teaching ideas for science and engineering, music and mindfulness, physical education—and more!
REALM is a program sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) to publicly recognize excellent literary magazines produced by students with the support of their teachers. REALM is designed to encourage all schools to develop literary magazines that celebrate the art and craft of writing.
The BookmarkED 2023 Book Club is a one-of-a-kind online experience bringing together authors and artists with K–12 teachers to explore literacy in a whole new way. The event will be held from July 1 to 22, 2023, and everything is online in a user-friendly community platform.