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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

Science in Your Life

How has science made your life better?

Deadline: November 5
Published: Week of Dec. 3

I built my house of …

Finish this sentence and then write five details about your home.

Deadline: November 12
Published: Week of Dec. 10

Gifts

Describe some wonderful gifts that money can’t buy.

Deadline: November 19
Published: Week of Dec. 17

Holiday Traditions

What does your family do to celebrate the winter holidays? which is your favorite holiday tradition?

Deadline: November 26
Published: Week of Dec. 24

Best Friends

Who’s your best friend? What makes a friend a best friend? Give examples of reasons this person is your very best friend.

Deadline: December 3
Published: Week of Dec. 31

A penny saved is …

How would you finish this sentence?

Deadline: December 10
Published: Week of Jan. 7

Make a Difference

Tell how you make a difference in someone’s life within your family, your school or in your community.

Deadline: December 17
Published: Week of Jan. 14

Getting Through Sad Times

What do you do when you are sad? What helps you to cheer up? Write about it and compare your ideas with a friend’s ideas.

Deadline: December 24
Published: Week of Jan. 21

Winter Poem

Write a poem about winter or winter weather.

Deadline: December 31
Published: Week of Jan. 28

Winter Olympic Sport

What is your favorite winter Olympic sport? Explain why this is your choice.

Deadline: January 7
Published: Week of Feb. 4

Spirit of the Olympics

Some people talk about the “Spirit of the Olympics.” What do you think that means?

Deadline: January 14
Published: Week of Feb. 11

Fitness Favorite

What is your favorite way to exercise? Why?

Deadline: January 21
Published: Week of Feb. 18

Setting Goals

Think of three goals you would like to achieve in your future. Is there anything you could do now to help you prepare?

Deadline: January 28
Published: Week of Feb. 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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