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October/November 2021

Deadline

December 1, 2021

Fire Contest

Write a newspaper article from shortly after the Chicago Fire, reporting on what happened and why it was so serious. Include imaginary quotes from Bessie and Catherine.

Prize

a $20 gift card for the online Scholastic Store 


Wind Contest

Imagine you are one of Annie’s neighbors. Write the next part of the story, telling what you do to make Annie feel welcome.

Prize

a $20 gift card for the online Scholastic Store 


Change Contest

Choose two characters from the play and write a paragraph for each, describing how he or she helped end segregation on buses.

Prize

Pies From Nowhere by Dee Romito


Word Nerd Contest

Write your own Word Nerd sentence.

Prize

You will be featured as a Real-Life Word Nerd


Wild Word Contest

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

Prize

Storyworks prize


magazine cover of the September 2021 issue of Storyworks

September 2021

Deadline

November 1, 2021

9/11 Contest

The rescuers of September 11, like Carlos Perez, are often called heroes. Using details from the article, write a paragraph explaining why you think they are called that.

Prize

a $20 gift card for the online Scholastic Store 


Back to Normal Contest

Write an email to Elijah, telling him about your experience going back to school this year and explaining how it is similar to or different from his.

Prize

a $20 gift card for the online Scholastic Store 


Titanosaur Contest

Write a letter to Diego Pol, telling him what you learned about the titanosaur and what it’s like to be a paleontologist.

Prize

Titanosaur by Dr. José Luis Carballido and Dr. Diego Pol


Word Nerd Contest

Write your own Word Nerd sentence.

Prize

You will be featured as a Real-Life Word Nerd


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

Storyworks prize


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