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Weekly Writing Corner

The Weekly Writing Corner gives young learners a unique avenue to experience the power of the pen! Kid Scoop offers a weekly writing prompt that gives young people an opportunity to be published in their local Kid Scoop-supported newspaper. We recommend that teachers use the writing schedule as a regular part of your curriculum as the writing prompt relates to the weekly Kid Scoop theme. All entries should be submitted directly to your local newspaper.

Schedule

Bears: Fact and Opinion

Write at least two facts and two opinions about bears.

Deadline: December 4
Published: Week of Jan. 1

Leadership

What are the qualities of a good leader? Who do you know that is a good leader? Why do you think of that person?

Deadline: December 11
Published: Week of Jan. 8

Dear President

Tell what the new president should do for kids.

Deadline: December 18
Published: Week of Jan. 15

A Whale of a Pet

What would your life be like if you had a whale for a pet?

Deadline: December 26
Published: Week of Jan. 22

Start a New Business

If you could start a business, what would it be? How do you know if people need what your business offers? Explain why you would like to start this business.

Deadline: January 1
Published: Week of January 29

A Fly on the Wall

If you could be a fly on the wall, hearing and watching others without their knowing, where would you go and what would you like to watch?

Deadline: January 8
Published: Week of February 5

Valentine Surprise

Make up a story about a Valentine’s Day surprise. Who was surprised? What was the surprise? Use five or more adjectives in your story.

Deadline: January 15
Published: Week of February 12

Safety Poem

Write a poem that includes three safety rules.

Deadline: January 22
Published: Week of February 19

Do we need pennies?

Some people think we should get rid of all pennies. Do you think this is a good idea? Why or why not?

Deadline: January 29
Published: Week of February 26

Woman I Admire

Write about a woman, other than your mother, that you admire. Include reasons why you chose this woman.

Deadline: February 5
Published: Week of March 5

What if …

pigs could fly? Finish this story.

Deadline: February 12
Published: Week of March 12

Goof Off Day Celebration

March 22 is National Goof Off Day. Tell how you would like to celebrate. Be creative.

Deadline: February 19
Published: Week of March 19

Sports Report

What is your favorite sport or exercise? Write a paragraph describing it and why you like it.

Deadline: February 26
Published: Week of March 26

Weekly Writing Corner Certificate

Students thrive on encouragement. And what better way to encourage a budding writer than with a Certificate of Appreciation. If your student has a letter published on the Kid Scoop page, simply download the Kid Scoop Congratulations certificate, add the students name and present them with their award.

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