DFW Writes Phillis Wheatley Peters Contest
Students in Texas in Grades 3 - 12 are invited to participate in a writing contest with topics about Phillis Wheatley Peters.
See below for project submission guidelines for Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12.
Submit your project by September 18, 2023 at 9:00pm.
Questions? Send them to DFWwritesPWP@gmail.com
Students connect to some aspect of Phillis Wheatley Peter’s life in a poem (no longer than 12 lines) that rhymes or works as a free-verse poem. Students illustrate this connection to PWP’s life using original artwork.
Students research a central actor or supporter in Phillis Wheatley Peters’ community. Students reflect on the impact of this central actor or supporter and relay in a letter (two-page maximum) their reactions and responses. Students include two weblinks that indicate the sources used to learn about Phillis Wheatley Peters and her life (e.g., link to book cover, webarticle, video, etc).
Students research central contributions of Phillis Wheatley Peters to American life and literature. Students represent this legacy in an interactive slide presentation that should include: