We get so many wonderful entries to our student writing contests! As Scopes Contest Coordinator, I get to choose one winning contest entry each month to celebrate here on the Scope Ideabook. I hope that sharing these entries with your students will encourage them to enter future contests and provide them with some helpful examples of successful entries.

My Twitter feed is bursting with amazing ideas from teachers who are using Scope in all sorts of creative ways. Here is a small sampling of the recent “seen on Twitter” posts from Scope teachers across the country. I hope you'll be as inspired as I am!

Alexander S. wrote this year's winning story for our annual Write-A-Story Contest. The contest challenged students to choose one of three first lines written by beloved author Gordon Korman and use it to write an original work of fiction.

When we teamed up with Gordon Korman for this year’s Write-a-Story fiction contest, we knew we were going to get some fantastic entries. But we were truly overwhelmed by the incredible talent and creativity of your students! We received more than 1,400 entries! And now we are thrilled to announce that the winner of Scope’s 2017/18 Write-a-Story Contest is...

As we start thinking about what will go into the pages of Scope next year, we want your students to pitch us their very best ideas for Scope nonfiction articles.

We were so moved when we heard that 6th-grade ELA teacher Kim Burch and her class had donated school supplies to students in Flint after reading the Scope story "Little Miss Flint" and that of Kim's fellow teachers actually drove up to Flint to hand-deliver the supplies to Mari.