Scope is packed with contests to get your students excited about writing. And they can win awesome prizes! Below find information about our current contests, including entry forms and deadlines.
March 1, 2014
Students explain three ways they can help in the fight against superbugs using details from “Fighting Invisible Killers.”
Prize: Invincible Microbe by Jim Murphy
How can hairstyles express an idea or a value? Why would people be threatened by a hairstyle? Students use “Off With Her Hair!” and “Hey Kids, Get a Haircut!” to answer these questions.
Prize: Big Wig by Kathleen Krull
Students use details from “I Would Rather Die” to explain the role reading played in Frederick Douglass’s journey to freedom.
Prize: Day of Tears by Julius Lester
Students decide whether Julia, the protagonist of “Animal Distress Calls,” and the author Eliot Schrefer would agree with a quote from naturalist John Muir.
Prize:Threatened by Eliot Schrefer
Students analyze the state of Facebook using our infographic.
Prize:Three winners will each get a $25 Visa gift card. We will publish the winning entries on Scope Online.
February 1, 2014
Students compare the purposes of the article and poem, and explain which key ideas in the article are reflected in the poem.
Prize: “The President Has Been Shot!” by
James L. Swanson
Students retell Pandora’s story from her point of view.
Prize: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
The folktale “Conquering Fear” concludes, “Miobe has brought us the monster. Its name is fear.” Students explain this quote and apply it to both the folktale and the article.
Prize: School of Fear by Gitty Daneshvari
Students design the perfect boy band using details from our infographic to support their ideas.
Prize: Three winners will each get a $25 Visa gift card. We will publish the winning entries on Scope Online.
The deadline for entries has passed and we are busy reading your students’ fabulous entries. Stay tuned for Gary’s story—coming in May!
Scope’s Best Young Writers
At the end of the year, we will select 25 of the best writing-contest entries we've received throughout the school year for publication in a special digital issue called “Scope’s Best Young Writers.”
You can distribute it to your class, post it on your class blog, and share with parents!