Program: Hope Forest Academy
Author: A.P. and F.G.
The contest is open to all students enrolled in the summer Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) educational programs.
The contest centers around creation of a special edition of a comic book. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their creative talents in an exercise involving core aspects of literacy, including reading and writing.
The contest will run from June 17th – August 16th, 2019. There are two chances to Vote on your favorites over the next 8 weeks, and help guide the creation of a comic book.
Vote August 9th, 1PM EST - August 15th, 1PM EST — Winner Announced August 16th
Theme/Academic Connection: Creative Writing & Conflict Resolution
For the final stage of the contest, students built upon the previous stage to create a conflict and subsequent resolution for Medic Man, the winning superhero from DJJ's Cypress Creek Juvenile Offender Correctional Center program. A primary skill to be employed and emphasized with this task is creative writing and conflict resolution. Students are asked to write about a conflict in effective and creative ways and introduce a reasonable resolution to the conflict.
Vote July 10th, 1PM EST - July 15th, 1PM EST — Winner Announced July 16th
For this stage of the contest, students first create and graphically design a superhero character for inclusion in a future one-page stand-alone comic. A primary skill employed and emphasized with this task is creativity. Students are asked to develop their characters with some guiding questions in mind, such as, name, origin, powers, and appearance.
The research reported here is funded by awards to the National Center on Improving Literacy from the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, in partnership with the Office of Special Education Programs (Award #: S283D160003). The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of OESE, OSEP, or the U.S. Department of Education. Copyright © 2020 National Center on Improving Literacy. https://improvingliterarcy.org