We get so many wonderful entries to our student writing contests! As Scope’s Contest Coordinator, I get to choose one winning contest entry each month to celebrate here on the Scope Ideabook. I hope that sharing these entries with your students will encourage them to enter future contests and provide them with some helpful examples of successful entries.
Meet Scope’s December/January Spotlight Winner: Nathaniel H.!
The December/January 2018 issue of Scope featured an original poem by Rebecca Kai Dotlich called “What I’m Made Of.” For this contest we asked Scope readers to use Rebecca’s poem as a model for writing their own personal “What I’m Made Of” poem. We were thrilled when so many amazing poems came pouring in! I have to confess that choosing a winner was especially hard this month. But Nathaniel’s poem stood out for its originality and for his great use of imagery and wonderful detail. He wrote about his hobbies, friends, and favorite foods, and all within the confines of a baseball. That’s right: Nathaniel’s poem was structured and colored to look like a baseball!
And don’t forget to have your students enter next month’s contests. One of them could be our next Spotlight Winner! To discover current Scope contests and great prizes, click here. And go here for a list of helpful contest tips.