Gordon Korman Wants YOUR Students to Write His Story

Hi teachers!

We are so excited that one of our favorite writers, Gordon Korman, author of Restart and Swindle, is joining us for this year's Write-a-Story contest! Gordon wrote three first lines to stories that do not exist. Your students choose their favorite line and use it to begin their own short stories. We encourage you to get started with your class now, so that your students have plenty of time to revise as you explore the elements of fiction, including plot, character, setting.

The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2018. (The winner will be announced online in July 2018.)

To help you, we’ve put together a wonderful set of resources:

Also, check out this delightful video in which Gordon reveals what he’s looking for in a short story and offers some awesome writing tips.

The winning student will receive $100. We’re also offering YOU a prize. If one of your students wins, you will get a free one-year subscription to Scope for your class and a class set of Gordon’s wonderful novel Restart. For more, visit the contest page.

We hope that all your students will be inspired by Gordon’s first lines!
Use #ScopeContest to share with us the amazing stories that your students create.


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