Writing Contests for Homeschoolers

Writing contestFor 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

The 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

Two different contests showed how students developed 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.

contest outlinePersuasive Writing

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

Character Sketch

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.

Fifteen young students had fun narrating history by to make their writing more interesting and effective.

Analytical Essay

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 …

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