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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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February 2019

Deadline

April 1, 2019

Fire Contest

The last section says a small sign marks where the tragedy occurred. Using details from the article, write the text for a new, large sign, explaining what happened in the fire and afterward. 

Prize

Hear My Sorrow by Deborah Hopkinson


Mars Contest

Imagine you are Lan. Write a note to your mom explaining why, at the end of the story, you promised to “keep going.” Include details from the text. 

Prize

We’re Not From Here by Geoff Rodkey


Ayanna Contest

How could you be a changemaker like Ayanna? Write an essay describing a problem in your community and what you could do to help solve it.

Prize

Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood


Hello Contest

Your pal Sam and his family are taking off on an around-the-world vacation. Write him a letter explaining how to greet people in different countries, using information from the infographic.

Prize

Five winners will each receive a Storyworks prize.


Robot Contest

In the article "Rise of the Robots," find four verbs that mean to make, two adjectives that mean fake; made by humans, and one noun that means people who design or make machines. 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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