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Peculiar Pets - Poetry Writing Contest Resource

Peculiar Pets - Poetry Writing Contest

Elementary Students (ideal for 6-12 year-olds)

Take your students on an adventure that’s exciting, creative, and lets imaginations run wild!

What would your students’ perfect peculiar pet be?

An acrobatic bunny? A tech-savvy puppy? A vegan crocodile? A bird that’s scared to fly? A giraffe that likes to race? A superhero cat?

Your students can create animal mash-ups, be inspired by their perfect pet or make their own awesome animal to write their poem about. It’s a great theme for sense, narrative or riddle poems, acrostics and rhymes as well as showcasing poetic techniques such as imagery and alliteration.

Twisted Tales - Creative Writing Contest

Middle & High Students (ideal for 10-18 year-olds)

Can your students give us the villain’s point of view in just 100 words?

Twisted Tales challenges your students to flip the narrative and give villains a voice… Bad guys get a lot of negative press, but are they really all evil?

Twisted Tales is a great way to inspire your students and get them thinking about narrative voices and character perspectives. How much of our understanding of a story changes if we change the point of view? Twisted Tales will inspire your students in new ways, encouraging creativity and empathy in their writing.

Twisted Tales - Creative Writing Contest Resource

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