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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

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

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

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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