Reading Rockets and AdLit.org are back with a new writing contest! Citizen Writer offers great writing prompts with connections to civics, citizenship, and our communities. We want students to think and learn more about America’s people, places, and ideals as they write. We’ve selected four very different kinds of writing prompts, designed to match students’ interests and stretch their creative skills. For kids who enjoy visualizing their ideas, the mapmaking challenge could be a perfect fit; or, if you have students gifted in music and poetry, they might want to try the songwriting and verse challenge. As always, each prompt includes links to helpful background resources.
There are four grade levels for entries:
Level I: K-grade 2
Level II: grades 3-5
Level III: grades 6-8
Level IV: grades 9-12
Prize winners will have their work published on ReadingRockets.org and AdLit.org and will receive a gift basket of age-appropriate books and a personalized certificate.
All entries must be received by April 30, 2011.