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November 15th, 2014
Students write a letter to Congress arguing that veterans should be given the chance to adopt the military dogs they worked with, using information from the article to support their ideas.
Prize: Dogs of War by Sheila Keenan and Nathan Fox
Imagining that Jonas has time traveled to the present-day United States, students write a short editorial, as Jonas, explaining his opinion about a memory-erasing drug that has just been developed.
Prize: The Giver by Lois Lowry
Supporting their opinions with details from both passages, students decide if cursive and letter writing still have value in today’s society and whether or not the skills should be preserved.
Prize: A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty
Using information presented in the infographic, students write a website blurb convincing people to take a trip to Mars.
Prize: Three winners will each get a $25 Visa gift card. We will publish the winning entries on Scope Online.
Students write a short essay about how Lauren Bendesky’s life changed after she was diagnosed with cancer and how she coped with the disease, using text evidence from the article to support their ideas.
Prize: After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick
Using details from both the play and the essay, students explore the connection between sporting events and our national anthem and decide whether or not we should still sing the anthem at games.
Prize: Nothing But the Truth by Avi
In a short essay, students analyze a quote about the interconnectedness of our planet and apply it to the eruption of Mount Tambora, using text evidence from both the article and the infographic.
Prize: Eruption! by Elizabeth Rusch
Students compare and contrast feelings about growing up in two texts—a short story and a poem.
Prize: Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins
Everything you need to know about our biggest, most popular contest of the year.