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Writing: The Twin Branch Writing Committee will be regularly posting and updating a list of writing contests and programs in which students may participate:

Weekly Reader Student Publishing Contest

PBS Kids Go! Writer’s Contest Kindergarten through third graders may enter.

American Library of Poetry Ongoing poetry contest.

Scholastic Kids are Authors

PTA Reflections Program

PTA Citizenship Essay

Parents – Always read all of the rules and guidelines before entering your child’s work in a writing contest. If there is a fee for entering, it should be small (under $10) and you should not be required to purchase anything in order to enter.

Reading:Here is a list of Reading programs, Library links, and more to enhance your Reading experience:

myON.com Click here for login instructions

St. Joseph County, Mishawaka-Penn-Harris, & Bremen Public Library Card Catalog

Lexile.com Use your lexile level to find just right books. Did you know you can create and print out a bookbag to take with you to the library?

Shelfari A premier social network for people who love books!

Reading Rockets-Launching Young Readers Lots of ideas and reading lists

Reading Comprehension: Online comprehension stories and tests. Also some tests for popular books.

ELC Study Zone Two reading comprehension stories with quiz and activities

Pearson-Longman Comprehension Stories and questions grades 1-8

Book Adventure Find comprehension tests for popular books.