Most weeks, our class participates in the “100 Word Challenge” global writing competition, using our blogs as a platform.
Last week the students brainstormed in small groups how to “tighten the tension” in their writing, especially through the use of descriptions focusing on the five senses. The writing was published on their blogs, and the feedback we received this week was really exciting!
Mrs McKenzie, a 100 Word Challenge commentator from New Zealand said this about Shaunn’s piece:
Thank you so much for sharing your writing with us. You certainly crafted this story for maximum impact… I have nominated you for the showcase this week.”
Mrs Tyler, another volunteer from the U.K. commented on Rachel’s piece:
“Hi Rachel! Thank you for taking the time to post on the 100 Word Challenge. I loved the twist that the teacup was from the giants above – and to have it in a museum too was a great idea. I enjoyed the way you took your reader on a journey past the other exhibits in the museum. I would have loved for this to have been a longer story.”
To receive this praise is fabulous and demonstrates to the students how powerful the writing techniques we are currently studying are, and that they are definitely making a difference to their global audience – and their enjoyment of our stories!
Well done everyone!