Grades 2, 3, 4, 5
Writer’s Choice means that a student has free reign over his subject.
Successful topics often relate to:
- people who have influenced the writer
- hobbies that interest the writer
- places the writer has visited
- activities in which the writer is involved
Successful writing includes action verbs.
The story will have a clear, distinct point with well developed supporting details.
The tone may be serious, humorous, or informative.
No entry is to exceed 200 words.
Students should use a medium-point black pen (not felt tip) or pencil dark enough to be photocopied. (Computer generated, double-spaced text is preferred).
All Writer’s Choice entries must be accompanied by the entry form. Staple the entry form to the submission.
Student Entry Form – Teacher should download and print one form per student entry.
Teacher Summary Sheet – Print one copy, complete summary of student entries, and submit with entries.
Judges’ Rubric – This link will help guide teachers and students to submitting successful entries.