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How does MY school get involved?
Identify an individual to serve as the school liaison. The liaison will be responsible for distributing and collecting permission slips and submitting a spreadsheet (attached to email) of students who intend to participate to the steering committee by October 21, 2019. The school liaison will also make sure that all potential participants understand expectations and have information about the event at Shepherd. Forward the name and contact information of your school liaison to Jennifer Szemborski firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Do we need to host a school level literature fair first?
Literature Fair Project Checklist
Trifold Backboard (Purchased or homemade)
No larger than 36” W x 14” D x 36” H
Durable enough to remain standing without additional physical support
Project has the following:
Title, Author, Publisher and Publication Date on the front
Student’s name, grade level, and category on the back.
Writing (Handwritten or typed) demonstrates student’s ability
Writing is neat, inviting and easily understood
Captures the most important information
Project is original and demonstrates imagination
Unique materials are used to express ideas
Attracts others and makes them interested in the work. Consider use of color.
Project encourages others to read the book.
Any models, shadowboxes or other objects must fit in the middle of the display.
Nothing alive, dangerous or valuable should be part of the display. No food!
Students may hold or wear items that coordinate with the project.
Is that it?
NO, students also have the opportunity to present their projects at the state level during the West Virginia Annual Literacy Conference, November 21-22 at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs. Interested students should contact, Mrs. Jennifer Szemborski for more details.