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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

Report from Space

Pretend you are living on a space station and write a report about life in space.

Deadline: July 9
Published: Week of August 6

It was so cold that …

Finish this story.

Deadline: July 16
Published: Week of August 13

Write Words Wonderfully

Write a sentence in which all the words, or nearly all of the words start with the same letter. Example: The reporter read that red rockets rarely reach radar range.

Deadline: July 23
Published: Week of August 20

Why read?

Why is it important to know how to read? Tell other students the reason reading is important and entertaining.

Deadline: July 30
Published: Week of August 27

If I Were a Teacher

If you were the teacher, how would you set up your classroom? What rules would you have? What subjects would you teach?

Deadline: August 6
Published: Week of Sept. 3

Kids Care at School

How do you and other kids in your school show that you care about your school? What other things do you think kids could do to make schools great places to be?

Deadline: August 13
Published: Week of Sept. 10

Stop Bullying Now!

Pretend you have been asked to write an advertisement asking kids not to bully other kids. What would your advertisement say?

Deadline: August 20
Published: Week of Sept. 17

Cool Off!

What do you do when you get angry? Do you try to calm down or “cool off”? How do you do this?

Deadline: August 27
Published: Week of Sept. 24

Exploration

Describe an area of the Earth that you would like to explore and explain your choice.

Deadline: September 3
Published: Week of Oct. 1

The Oak Tree

One day I was climbing the old oak tree when …
Finish this story.

Deadline: September 10
Published: Week of Oct. 8

Talking Otter

You have been asked to interview a talking otter. Write up this imaginary interview. What will you ask the otter? What will the otter say in response?

Deadline: September 17
Published: Week of Oct. 15

Costume Ideas

Come up with an idea for a Halloween costume and give directions on how to make it. Use your imagination!

Deadline: September 24
Published: Week of Oct. 22

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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