On Feb 5th 2018, Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., announced a €30Million investment in schools ICT infrastructure grants.
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Monaghan Education Centre is pleased to announce details of this year’s literacy project:
Write A Book 2018. This will follow similar lines to previous projects, with participating teachers marking books from other schools, and culminating in a presentation evening in May/June 2018.
Write a Book is a non-competitive project, encouraging children and teachers to develop the process writing approach in their classes. It also involves taking a critical look at books, and imaginative use of art. It is age-appropriate for pupils from Junior Infants to 6th Class, accounting for all ability levels.
Features of the Write a Book project include:
Books should be entirely the children’s own work. Neat handwriting and artistic illustrations are encouraged. Write a Book does not encourage use of technology in the production of books. In some circumstances technology may be necessary. If modern technology is used, the class teacher must assure the coordinator that this is the child’s own work.
“Winning” books (Merit) should be of the best quality within the age-group being judged, with an emphasis on interesting storyline, chronology, good character descriptions and interactions. Well considered illustrations, including an eye-catching cover should be clear features of the book’s design. All teachers should make their pupils aware of this prior to, and during the writing process, as attention to these points will be assessed during the marking process.
Please refer to the criteria listed below when writing with your class, and when assessing other class’ work to ensure consistency of marking within the project.
|Infants to 2nd Class||3rd Class to 6th Class|
|Quality illustrations||Gripping cover and blurb|
|Interesting story||Development of storyline|
|Correct sentence structure||Use of more complex language and sentences|
|Sequencing ideas and events||Grammatically sound writing including consistency of tenses, correct use of punctuation|
|February 9th 2018||Register intent to participate in the project|
|March 21st 2018||Book swap day at Monaghan Education Centre 3:30 – 4:30pm prompt|
|First week back after Easter break 2018||All Books to be returned to Monaghan Education Centre, clearly marked as Merit/ Highly Commended/ Congratulations for participating before 5:00pm|
|May 2018||Presentation Evening|
Write A Book Co-ordinator: Wendy Flood