International Writing Cup 2018

International Writing Cup 2018 thumbnail

The International Writing Cup is back for another year, with a brand new format!

We’re launching a special Writing Triathlon on 1st November 2018. Students will be challenged to write three different pieces of writing that are all linked by the theme of writing an amazing adventure story.

The writing trathalon.png

Stage 1: Instructions

This will challenge students to write a set of instructions to explain how to write an excellent adventure story.

Stage 2: Report

At the next stage, students will need to invent a lead character for an adventure story and write a description of it. The report should be longer than a 50-word minimum and should include a selection of awesome adjectives.

Stage 3: Adventure Story

At the final stage, students will be challenged to use their instructions and report to help them to write an amazing adventure story.

Cup.png

The Prizes

The Team Trophy (One for each age group: Age 6-8 / Age 9+)

We will be sending a trophy to the class that has the highest percentage of students that complete the triathlon. The winning class will have their name engraved on the trophy as they’re crowned ICW18 champions!

The Individual Trophy (One for each age group: Age 6-8 / Age 9+)

The IWC18 judging panel will select the overall winner based on their favourite writing. They will consider how well each piece of writing fits the format and the success criteria students have been set.

Contestant Badges and Certificates

All students that successfully complete all three stages of the Writing Triathlon will win a special IWC18 badge and certificate signed by Joshua Davidson, author of the Night Zookeeper book series.

Josh.png

When is the competition end date?

Your students will have until the 30th of November 2018 to complete all three stages of the Writing Triathlon to the best of their ability.

Please encourage your students to edit and redraft their writing to be in with a chance to be crowned International Writing Cup champion 2018!

How do I take part with my students?

Download this teacher manual – It includes full instructions and modeled examples for each stage of the competition.

You can also sign into your Night Zookeeper account and send this lesson to your students. They have the whole of November to complete it to the best of their ability!

Recommended posts
July Writing Prompts For Kids thumbnail
Ariana Silva avatar
Ariana Silva

July Writing Prompts For Kids

We have much to celebrate in the month of July, including some awesome international animal days, yummy holidays and friendship! Let your child's imagination run wild with our favorite July-themed writing prompts!
Why Gamification Helps Children with Special Educational Needs thumbnail
Elizabeth Stuart-Chaffoo avatar
Elizabeth Stuart-Chaffoo

Why Gamification Helps Children with Special Educational Needs

Gamification has been proven to be extremely beneficial to all children's learning, but is especially useful for children who struggle with special educational needs. Gamification can help students improve their focus, motivation, engagement, and more. Learn more about how children with SEN can use gamification to revolutionize their learning!
How to Worldschool Your Child thumbnail
Ariana Silva avatar
Ariana Silva

How to Worldschool Your Child

Worldschooling is a fascinating approach to education, and a method that is rapidly growing in popularity. With a little help from technology, worldschooling has never been as attainable as it now is, but what are some of the advantages and risks that come with this teaching method? Find out how you can worldschool your child here!
Logo
2011-2022. Wonky Star Ltd
Registered Company No. 07706300