Our White House:
Looking In, Looking Out
Inspires a New Generation of Letter Writers!
Letters from the White House: Launching a New Generation of Letter Writers! A Creative Writing Contest for Students inspired by Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out
Introduce young readers and writers to one of the most personal and meaningful ways to communicate—with Letters from the White House, a national creative writing contest from the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance, Reading Rockets, and AdLit.org.
To enter the contest, students write letters and journal entries that explore the history of America and tap into their own creativity when they imagine and write about the experience of living or working in the Executive Mansion. Students will be encouraged to find inspiration in the poetry, stories, illustrations, and information in Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out. Students will also be encouraged to do substantive historical research if pertinent to their writing project. On www.our whitehouse.org, teachers will find useful information and historical resources that may help their students.
Contest information and resources for pre-K-grade-2 teachers and for grades 4-12 is available from Reading Rockets and AdLit.org. Prizes include copies of Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out and gift certificates to Better World Books.
To link to the Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out companion educational website, go to:
For contest information and resources for pre-K-grade 3 teachers, go to: http://www.readingrockets.org/books/fun/writingcontest
For information about Better World Books go to: http://www.betterworldbooks.com/
About Reading Rockets and AdLit.org
Reading Rockets and AdLit.org are services of public television station WETA, Washington, D.C. These multimedia projects use television, the Internet, print and outreach to disseminate research-based information about teaching young children how to read and educator and parent resources to help those children and adolescents who struggle to learn. Reading Rockets is funded primarily by a major grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. AdLit.org is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and by the Ann B. and Thomas L. Friedman Family Foundation.
For information about Reading Rockets and AdLit.org, go to: