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Ponder this and nothing more:
    Keep your students writing, and have them write some more!
    Encourage your students to submit their writing for possible inclusion in the 24th edition of Beginnings.
    All genres of writing will be considered.

    Deadline for submission is March 10, 2022.
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Beginnings XXIII
Ohio Writers' Conference 2021

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Lyn Ford - Storyteller Lyn Ford is a fourth-generation storyteller; she found her heart and learned her skills with the elder storytellers in her Affrilachian (African American Appalachian) family. Lyn is a nationally recognized raconteur and workshop presenter, a writer, a Thurber House mentor to young authors, and an Ohio teaching artist with the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education (OAAE). Lyn shares the oral tradition with interaction, rhythm and rhyme, humor, personal history, and heart. Lyn incorporates these skills in her work as a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, in presentations titled “Laughter and Stories”.

Lyn has performed at storytelling and education conferences and storytelling festivals across the United States, including the National Storytelling Festival in Tennessee, the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival in Utah, and the Talk Story Festival in Hawaii; Lyn has also shared her stories at the Cape Clear International Storytelling Festival in Ireland. Lyn calls her stories “Home-Fried Tales” to honor her father, who was a terrible cook, and the best storyteller she ever heard.

Affrilachian Tales Briar Patch Hot Wind
Lyn Ford - Storyteller

Every year since 1998, Ohio celebrates the outstanding writing accomplishments of adults who are participants in Aspire programs. Aspire students are invited to submit original writings for review. All genres are acceptable. The submissions, however, must be original. Original means that the work must not be copied from any source.

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Accepted submissions are published in a softbound book, Beginnings. Accepted writers are invited to attend the Ohio Writers’ Conference, along with their teacher and one paid guest.

Plagiarism Webquest

In this webquest, you will complete a series of activities relating to plagiarism. First is a plagiarism knowledge rating scale containing vocabulary words that you will complete in class with your instructor and classmates. Next you will do an online tutorial explaining the proper way to paraphrase and cite sources. Finally there will be an opportunity for you to demonstrate your knowledge by citing works for two mock assignments. Additional information and activities relating to Internet plagiarism are also available in this webquest.

During this webquest, you will be working on the Aspire Writing Standard dealing with plagiarism — W.4.7, W.5.7, W.6.7.

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