October/November 2022

Deadline

December 1, 2022

Irish Famine Contest

Imagine you are one of Edd’s descendants. Write a Thanksgiving speech to explain why Edd’s family and many others moved from Ireland to America in the 1840s and 1850s. Use details from the article to describe what was happening across Ireland at the time.

Prize

$20 gift card to the Scholastic Store Online 


Fancy Dancer Contest

Imagine you are Rory. Write a letter to Paul telling him how learning to be a fancy dancer affected you. 

Prize

Ancestor Approved, edited by Cynthia Leitich Smith 


Emperor Contest 

Write a speech from the Emperor to his nieces and nephew explaining why he chose Ling to succeed him. Use specific examples from the play. 

Prize

$20 gift card to the online Scholastic Store


Root Power Contest

Think about the meaning of the root chron to figure out what Lexie is saying. Write your own sentence for each orange word. Then find one more word with the root chron
and write a sentence with that too.  

Prize

Storyworks prize


Pumpkin Contest 

It’s the day after Halloween, and your friend has leftover pumpkins. Write your friend a letter explaining what they can do with the pumpkins instead of throwing them away. Use ideas from the infographic and add your own!  

Prize

a Storyworks prize


September 2022

Deadline

November 1, 2022

Avalanche Contest

Imagine you’re a reporter writing a short article about the avalanche. Sum up what happened to the people on the Seattle Express over six days. 

Prize

I Survived: The Wellington Avalanche of 1910 by Lauren Tarshis


Cool Contest

Why do you think this story is titled “The Definition of Cool”? What does Desmond learn cool really means?

Prize

Playing the Cards You’re Dealt by Varian Johnson


Chimera Contest

Write a series of journal entries from Bellerophon’s point of view, telling what he goes through as he becomes a hero. Include how his challenge starts, who helps him, and what he does.

Prize

$20 gift card to the online Scholastic Store


Root Power Contest

Think about the meaning of the root cred to figure out what Lexie is saying. Write three new sentences, one for each orange word. Then find one more word with the root cred and write a sentence with that too.

Prize

Storyworks prize


New Friend Contest

It’s the night before the first day of school. Write a journal entry explaining how you plan to make a new friend. Use ideas from the infographic—and add your own personal touches! 

Prize

a Storyworks prize


Text-to-Speech