My 2014 Writing Contest Winner
Debuts in the Magic Library!
Watch the Winning Story!
What better day to share the winning story from my 2014 Be-a-Famous Writer contest? “The Magic Baseball Poster,” from Karen Close’s 4th-grade class at Elm Lawn Elementary School in Middleton, WI, was selected as the grand-prize winner of my 6th annual, K-4 writing contest. The theme this year was time travel, and here’s a video of me reading the winning story!
Read It Forward
- Join the celebration by reading to your child for 20 minutes each day during the month of March.
- Go to your local library, check out a few books and ask your child to read them to you.
- Connect readers with Mackin's new "I Want To Read" website, hosting an astounding array of helpful resources.
Of course, March is the beginning of spring, and students are hitting their stride. But before we know it, summer arrives, and even the most dedicated kids can lose their momentum. Teachers can help prevent the “summer slide” by getting their students involved in a summer reading program. Mackin, a great supporter of literacy and one of the new sponsors of my writing contest, has everything you need: