An exhibit about the Triangle fire is opening in your town, and you’ve been asked to give a speech. Your speech should summarize what happened and explain why it’s important to remember this tragedy.
Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Sherlock Holmes Contest
Choose one skill mentioned above. Explain how Holmes uses that skill to solve the case in the play you just read. Support your answer with text evidence.
The Murderer’s Ape by Jakob Wegelius
Both the poem and the story are about growing up. Compare Ashley’s attitude about being thirteen and a half with the attitude about turning ten expressed in the poem. Use text evidence.
Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick
How can receiving cleft surgery change a child’s life? Answer this question in a short essay. Use text evidence from both the article and the interview.
Ugly by Daniel Hoge
60 Seconds Contest
Create your own “What Happens Every 60 Seconds” infographic in the form of a poster, a slideshow, or a video. Include different information from what is included in the infographic.
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Imagine that Gunnar Kaasen has just arrived in Nome, and you are a journalist covering the crisis there. Write a news article, create a three-minute news video, or record a three-minute news podcast about what happened.
Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson
The year is 2050, and a super-intelligent robot has just been created. Should the robot be switched on? Answer from either Frankenstein’s or the creature’s point of view. Your response may be in the form of a one-page written letter or a one-minute video.
Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart
Make a public service announcement (PSA) about the dangers of smartphone addiction and how kids can have a healthy relationship with their devices. Your PSA can be a short video, a poster, or a slideshow.
You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly.
You Write It Contest
Read our interview with Virgil Smith. Choose a central idea and write a three-paragraph article about Virgil in your own words. Be sure to use quotes from our interview.
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Read page 32 of the October 2018 issue of Scope. Pick one of Jason Reynolds’s three story starters and write an original short fiction story. If Reynolds picks YOUR story as the winner, you’ll get $100 and have your story published on Scope Online (plus prizes for your teacher and classmates)!