100wc

If no body has heard of it, where have you been?

Julia Skinner an ex-head teacher began giving children topics to write about on her website – but it became such a phenonimum she had to hire volunteers to help her to give quality comments to children.

As describes on the 100wc challenge website:

It is a weekly creative writing challenge for children under 16 years of age. Each week a prompt is given, which can be a picture or a series of individual words and the children can use up to 100 words to write a creative piece. This should be posted on a class blog and then linked to the 100 Word Challenge blog. The link is usually open from midnight on Wednesdays until midnight the following Tuesdays.

And recently, I have become one of the many volunteers who give the children quality comments. I am already impressed by the quality and imagination of the children who entered. I wish this was around when I was at school, as a motivation tool and have an audience to write to.  But I know I can offer my future class, wherever they are this amazing opportunity.

Its not everyday you can get a comment on your creative from an worldwide audience.And each week, several pieces are showcased for everyone to read and comment on.

But its not just 100 words. Julia has recently just promoted a ‘5 sentence challenge’ aimed at Key Stage One children – and a 500WC for this who want to higher their horizons.

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3 thoughts on “100wc

  1. 100wc says:

    […] Click here to read the original article on the author’s site where you can also comment. […]

  2. Thank you SO much James for promoting the 100WC! We certainly want to extend it to as many schools as possible. We also need lots more folks to join the commenting team. If the children can make the effort, I hope to find some grown ups who will support them with a few words.
    Thank you again for supporting the challenges!

    • jamesradburn says:

      It’s an ingenious idea . It really enriches and enhances the children’s literacy by providing a worldwide audience, who can give them praise and critique their work. I am happy to be part of the team, and will of course encourage it within the schools I go to.

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