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September 2019


November 1, 2019

Fire Contest

Write a letter to one of the people in the article, telling them what you learned about the Paradise fire and sharing your own message of hope for them. 


Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick

Game Contest

Do you think Cory found a good solution to his problem? Why or why not? Answer in a brief essay, using details from the story.


Basketball (or Something Like It) by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Goose Contest

What if the Boyds had learned their lesson before they killed Gloria? Rewrite Scene 7, showing what they realize and what actions they take instead.


Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

Dollar Contest

Imagine your cousin Mina is coming to visit America for the first time. She’s never seen a dollar bill before! Using information from the infographic, write her a letter explaining some of its symbols. 


Storyworks prize

Wild Word Contest

Find a word that can be used at least three different ways. Send it to us, along with an excellent sentence for each meaning. 


If we choose your entry for a future issue, you’ll get a Storyworks prize.

Word Nerd Contest

Write your own Word Nerd sentence. 


 you will be featured as a Real-Life Word Nerd