May 2024


June 17, 2024

Water Contest

Create a slideshow or video about the importance of clean water for individuals and communities. Include information about how Salva’s organization is helping to address water scarcity in South Sudan.


A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

Breaking Contest

Imagine you’re a sports reporter introducing B-girl Sunny Choi and Team USA at the 2024 Summer Olympics. Record a segment (audio or video) that gives viewers a brief overview of breaking’s history and enduring popularity.


Life in Motion by Misty Copeland

Fujita Contest

Imagine you are Pam, working as a professor in 1999. Write a letter to Ted Fujita about his impact on you, the field of meteorology, and people everywhere.


Eye of the Storm by Kate Messner

Toad Contest

What is the message of “Birdfoot’s Grampa”? Explain in a short response, using details from the poem to support your answer.


Peacemaker by Joseph Bruchac

Root Power Contest

Read “Impossible Mountain.” Then follow these steps: 1. Write down the meaning of each word in purple. Use context clues or, if needed, a dictionary. 2. Find another word that contains the root vis. 3. Write a sentence using that word and draw a picture that shows the word’s meaning.


a Scope notebook

Tunnel Contest

Write two monologues: one from Timothy’s perspective and one from Maribel’s. Stay true to the characters as they share their thoughts on the events in the tunnel and about each other.


a Scope notebook

Ice Cream Contest

Using “The Scoop on Ice Cream” as a model, create an infographic about a food of your choice. Present your infographic on a poster or with a digital tool such as Canva.


Scope notebook