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Character Sketch

Jan - March 2010 Writing Contest

17 essays submitted for the writing contest using Write On 55: Character Sketch.
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How to Write A Character Sketch

Write On 55 gives 3 simple steps to writing a great character sketch. In addition to helping students produce a great character sketch essay, it also helps develop strong paragraph development.

3 Simple Steps to Writing A Character Sketch

Here are the three simple steps used in Write On 55:
  • 1. Choose a person to write about. The person can be living or dead.
  • 2. Develop a list of character traits. Brainstorm your list to start. Use adjectives as much as possible.
  • 3. For each character trait, write one or two paragraphs giving examples of what they did to deserve that description.

The 2010 Character Sketch Contest

August 1, 2010 to December 1, 2010

Contest Details
Writing A Character Sketch
This homeschool writing contest starts August 1, 2010 and concludes December 1, 2010. All submissions must be received by December 1, 2010.

The contest will judge the ability to develop a character sketch.

You will need Write On #55 from Write On: The Kid Friendly, Mother Pleasing Gentle Way to Learn to Write. You may use it from the text or download it here.

Each entry should be between 150 and 500 words.

You may choose any person living or dead. It should be a real person, however, and not a fictitious character.

The character sketch should include between three to six adjectives describing the character.

Essays will be judged on quality of writing, descriptive sentences, paragraph cohesiveness, and writing style.

Read the Character Sketches Submitted by our Contestants

Mason (9) - The Character of George Mason


Anna (9) - Thomas Edison: Be Thankful


Josiah (10) - Orville Wright: Famous and Inventive


Josh (10) - The Good and Bad Qualities of Anthony Wayne


WINNER Anna (10) - Teddy Roosevelt: An Amazing Man


Madeline Rose (11) - Martha Washington


Tanner (11) - The Character of Daniel Boone


Mary Elaine (11) - Martha Washington


Brooks (11) - Character Qualities of Benjamin Franklin


Emily (11) - Betsy Ross: The Woman Who Sewed Our Country Together


Isaiah (12) - George Washington: Father of Our Country


Geneva (13) - Archimedes: Finishing the Problem


Kayli(14) - Character Qualities of Gladys Alward


Rebeca(14) - The Character Qualities of Noah Webster


Serena (14) - Corrie Ten Boom


WINNER Abbi (15) - Carl Gorman: Navajo


Alyssa (17) - Noah Webster: A Man of Many Words




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