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Origami Yoda book cover

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Contest Guidelines
Persuasive (pdf)

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Nēnē Award Persuasive Contest

Entries Due Thursday, February 19, 2015

Select one scene or idea from The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. Describe which elements in the scene or idea (imagery, point of view, author's word choice, etc.) made this scene important to you.




How To Enter

Common Core: Language Arts Standards
W.4.1, 5.1 & 6.1 Write opinion pieces/arguments on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information/relevant evidence.
W.4.5, 5.5 & 6.5 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
W.4.6, 5.6 & 6.6 With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others
W. 4.9, 5.9 & 6.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Standards For the 21st Century Learner
1.3.1 Respect copyright/ intellectual property rights of creators and producers.
2.1.6 Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and technology skills to create products that express new understandings
3.1.3 Use writing and speaking skills to communicate new understandings effectively.
3.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use, and assess.
4.1.3 Respond to literature and creative expressions of ideas in various formats and genres.