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May/June 2019

Deadline

June 1, 2019

Giant Squid Contest

How and why have our ideas about the giant squid and the “fantastic beasts” in the sidebar changed over the years? Write a well-supported response.

Prize

Fire the Depths by Peter Lerangis


Cow Contest

In the article “Why Is This Cow Wearing a Backpack?,” find three verbs that mean release, one noun that means substances released into the air, and one idiom that means don’t expect or wait for something. Then write a paragraph using at least three of the words or idiom.

Prize

Five winners will each receive a Storyworks prize.


Word Nerd Contest

Write your own Word Nerd sentence, along with its translation. 

Prize

You’ll be featured as a Real-Life Word Nerd in a future issue, and you’ll get a Storyworks prize.


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March/April 2019

Deadline

May 1, 2019

Cher Ami Contest

You just found the journal of a World War I soldier who lived thanks to Cher Ami! What would it say for the day of the rescue? Write a journal entry with details from the article.

Prize

Stubby the War Dog by Ann Bausum


Stars Contest

Imagine you are Mara at the end of the story. Write a letter to Eta, telling her why you might not see her for a while and how you feel about that.

Prize

Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead


Rip Contest

Imagine you have an old uncle Rip who fell asleep 20 years ago and just woke up. What changes would most surprise him? Write an essay with at least three ideas.

Prize

The Fighting Ground by Avi


Books Contest

Imagine you’re starting a new after-school book club. Write a letter to your classmates convincing them to join, using information from the infographic.

Prize

Five winners will each receive a Storyworks prize.


Bug Contest

In the article “The Mystery of the Stolen Bugs,” find four nouns that mean criminals, three verbs that mean stole, and one idiom that means found in the act of doing something wrong. Then write a paragraph using at least three of them.

Prize

Five winners will each receive a Storyworks prize.


Word Nerd Contest

Write your own Word Nerd sentence, along with its translation. 

Prize

You’ll be featured as a Real-Life Word Nerd in a future issue, and you’ll get a Storyworks prize.


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