December 2022/Janaury 2023


February 20, 2023

Challenger Contest

Write a poem or create a work of art that honors the Challenger mission and its impact on space exploration.


We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly.

Paired Texts Contest

In a a short response, compare the rise of tacos to the rise of spaghetti and meatballs. Use text evidence.


A Place at the Table by Saadia Farugi and Laura Shovan.

Red Button Contest

Write a prequel OR sequel to this story. (You can write your story in questions if you like, but you don't have to.)


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The Jumbies Contest

To misjudge someone is to have a wrong opinion of them. How do the humans misjudge the jumbies? How does Severine misjudge the humans? Answer both questions in a short response. 


Rise of the Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste.

New Year’s Eve Contest

You’ve been asked to help with your community’s New Year's Eve celebration. Choose something to drop that represents your community. Write a paragraph explaining your choice.


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November 2022


December 19, 2022

Sloth Contest

Write a narration for the movie trailer. Why is protecting sloths and the places where they live important? Create a PSA, a poster, or a poem that answers this question.


The Elephant Girl by James Patterson, Ellen Banda-Aaku, and Sophia Krevoy.

The Future Contest

Imagine that you wake up tomorrow and it’s the year 2122. Describe your day in detail. Use the articles and the poem as inspiration.


Escaping the Future by Adam Crozier

Sherlock Holmes Contest

Choose a character and write a journal entry as that character about the events of the play. Be sure to explain what happened and how you feel about it.


The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson.

S’mores Contest

How does Raniya change over the course of the story? How do you know? Answer both questions in a short response. 


Amina’s Song by Hena Khan.

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