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The One of a Kind Homeschool Writing Contest

Writing contest

Writing Contests

For several years we used different Write On's to host a writing contest for homeschool students. Read the submissions to see how young writers developed their essays.


Chronological Essay

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The Chronological Essay was held from November 2012 to March 2013. Nine students demonstrated how to create a chronological essay by constructing a timeline of a historical event. This contest was based on Write On 61 and 62.





Expository Essay

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Two different contests showed how students developed expository essays. Write On 21 teaches students to write an essay using the % W's and was the basis of the 2011 contest. With Write On 70 three different sources were compared and contrasted in order to critically examine one subject in the 2014 contest.




Persuasive Writing

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How do you get students to write a persuasive essay? In the Spring 2011 writing contest, the writers used Write On 40 to organize advantages in order to produce a persuasive essay




Character Sketch

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The five steps of Write On 55 were used to develop a character sketch from a famous person in history. Seventeen writers submitted essays about heroic individuals and their accomplishments for our Fall 2010 contest.





Chronological Essay

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Fifteen young students had fun narrating history by writing dialogue. Write On 28 was the basis for the Spring 2010 contest.






Introductions and Conclusions

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Our first contest in Winter 2010 taught students how to create introductions and conclusions to make their writing more interesting and effective.




Analytical Essay

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Write On 70 is the 3 Source Report. It shows students how to take three different sources and critically examine them as they report on the same subject. Two students demonstrated critical analysis of their chosen topis:

Submitted Essays


An Intriguing Mystery Not rated yet
Hidden in the pages of history are many mysteries, mysteries which could provide great insight into the past if ever solved. Standing tall and conspicuous …

Bravery and Blame at the Battle of the Little Bighorn Not rated yet
The Battle of the Little Bighorn, an intense struggle between General George A. Custer and his American Calvary against the Plains Indians, occurred …



Three Source Report

This contest judges a student's ability to critically analyze three different sources about a single subject of their choice.





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