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!

Haven't gotten set up with Night Zookeeper for your classroom yet? Check out our children's reading and writing program today to make language arts more engaging in your classroom!

Follow us on social media:

- Facebook

- Instagram

- Tik Tok

- LinkedIn

- Twitter

- Pinterest

- YouTube

Recommended posts
The International Writing Cup 2019 – Top 10 Winners! thumbnail
Caitlin Bahrey avatar
Caitlin Bahrey

The International Writing Cup 2019 – Top 10 Winners!

Throughout the month of November our children were challenged to participate in The International Writing Cup Competition!
“My Child Hates Writing.” What do I do? thumbnail
Ariana Silva avatar
Ariana Silva

“My Child Hates Writing.” What do I do?

“My child hates writing” is a phrase we hear a lot from parents who have not yet found an effective way to transform their reluctant writer’s attitude toward this task. Here are our best tips on how to get your child to love writing, from parents who have overcome this obstacle!
25 Creative Writing Prompts for Kids to Get Imaginations Flowing! thumbnail
Sam Davidson avatar
Sam Davidson

25 Creative Writing Prompts for Kids to Get Imaginations Flowing!

We love creative writing at Night Zookeeper. In fact, we love it so much we made an entire website to inspire children to produce creative writing! But sometimes a teacher just needs some exciting prompts to get their student’s imaginations flowing and writing. That’s why we have made this list of 25 creative writing prompts that will get your children inspired and writing in no time!
Logo
2011-2022. Wonky Star Ltd
Registered Company No. 07706300