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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

The Money Tree

Imagine you found a money tree. What would it look like? How would you take care of it? What would you do with the money?

Deadline: March 5
Published: Week of Apr. 2

Why is the ocean salty?

Make a list of your ideas and discuss them with a parent or friend. Your ideas can be clever, silly or serious.

Deadline: March 12
Published: Week of Apr. 9

My Favorite Vegetable

Use at least three of your five senses to describe your favorite vegetable.

Deadline: March 19
Published: Week of Apr. 16

Receive or Give?

Some say it is better to give than receive. Do you agree? Why or why not?

Deadline: March 26
Published: Week of Apr. 23

Why have a piggy bank?

Do you have a piggy bank? If so, why? If not, why not?

Deadline: April 2
Published: Week of Apr. 30

If You Were a Bird

If you were a bird, what kind would you be? Why?

Deadline: April 9
Published: Week of May 7

Remembering the School Year

What will you remember most about this school year? Write a paragraph about it. Share your writing with your classmates.

Deadline: April 16
Published: Week of May 14

Puppy Tales

Tell a tale about a puppy. Be sure to tell details like the puppy’s name, where it lives, what it looks like and what it does. You can start your tale with “Once upon a time …”

Deadline: April 23
Published: Week of May 21

What’s the Problem?

Write a math problem that solves a money question. (Example: If three apples cost $3, how much does one apple cost?) Have a friend or family member solve it.

Deadline: April 30
Published: Week of May 28

Best Book of the Summer

Tell other kids about a book you think they should read this summer. Have fun describing the details, but don’t give away the ending!

Deadline: May 7
Published: Week of June 4

Greatest Dad

If there was a Greatest Dad award, who would you give it to and why?

Deadline: May 14
Published: Week of June 11

When I Grow Up

What do you want to be when you grow up? Write a paragraph about the job you would like to have one day and why you would be good at it.

Deadline: May 21
Published: Week of June 18

Is the moon made of cheese?

Why do you think so or why not?

Deadline: May 28
Published: Week of June 25

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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