Imagine that a museum exhibit has been created to honor Matthew Henson. Create a brochure for the exhibit. It should include an introduction explaining who Henson was and a guide to the exhibit.
First Man by Simon Schwartz
In Scene 4, Athena says: “It is a wise man who knows his limits—and does not attempt to reach beyond them.” How is this idea developed throughout the play? How does the poem offer a different point of view? Answer both questions in an essay. Use text evidence.
Greek Myths and Mazes by Jan Bajtlik
Discuss how fan culture can be both positive and negative. Support your answer with text evidence from both articles.
The Perfect Star by Rob Buyea
In a short essay, analyze the title of the story, which has both a literal and a figurative meaning. Support your analysis with text evidence.
Up From the Sea by Leza Lowitz
Chance the Snapper Contest
Send your revised article to Chance the Snapper Contest.
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Ultimate Vacation Contest
Consider the purpose of this infographic. Now create your own destination infographic, using this one as a model. Your destination can be real or a fictional place from a book, movie, or TV show. Send it to Ultimate Vacation Contest. Three winners will each get a $25 gift card.
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Amelia Earhart Contest
The article presents several theories about what happened to Amelia Earhart. Which theory do you find most believable and why? Support your opinion with text evidence.
Born to Fly by Steve Sheinkin
Paired Texts Contest
Compare the e-cigarette industry with Big Tobacco. How have these industries manipulated young people into using their products? What can you do to protect yourself?
Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Charles Dickens Contest
What do you think Charles Dickens wants readers to learn through the character of Scrooge? Support your answer with details from the play and imagined interview.
Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo
Write your own story with the title “If I Were a Superhero.” Give your central character an internal conflict. Your story should be no more than 800 words.
The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden
You Write It Contest
Read our interview with Michael Platt. Choose a central idea and write a three-paragraph article about Michael in your own words. Be sure to use quotes from our interview.
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Why do you think the poem is called “Song of Bravery”? Support your answer with text evidence.
What the Heart Knows by Joyce Sidman