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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

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

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

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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