Bob Boone


This Month's Challenge

Here's an opportunity to let us know what you know....


April's challenge is:
Describe a teaching event in which you succeeded for unexpected reasons


Email your story to stories@WritingTeacherHangout.com



January's challenge was:
Describe the most contradictory person you have ever met.



November's challenge was:
Write a story that starts like this: “Life in our family changed big time the day Granny took up kick boxing.”



October's Challenge was:
Describe the most bizarre place you have ever encountered.




September's Challenge was:
Write an old-fashioned adventure story. Build suspense by making several outcomes seem possible.



June's Challenge was:
Write some teacher Limericks!



May's Challenge was:
We are planning another Teacher Tale event. Send us your favorite true story!




April's challenge was:
Write a prose poem that captures the essence of teaching. This could be a moment, a scene, or anything else that particularizes our unique profession.




March's challenge was:
Tell us the story of how you became a creative writing teacher.




February's challenge was:
Write a prose poem that captures the essence of teaching. This could be a moment, a scene, or anything else that particularizes our unique profession.





January's challenge was:
Contribute a favorite story to our archives (no prize).



December's challenge was:
Write a short story (750 words) that begins with this sentence. "Maps! I loathe maps."

The winning entry was submitted by Jay Rehak (again!). Click here to read it.



November's challenge was:
Write about creative ways to use grammar in the classroom.

The winning entry was submitted by Jay Rehak (again). Click here to read it.



October's challenge was:
Write about creative ways to use grammar in the classroom.

The winning entry was submitted by Jay Rehak. Click here to read it.



September's challenge was:
Write a three-page summary of a screen play that takes place in a rural school.. The winning entry will receive a $50 Borders certificate.



August's challenge was:
Write a letter (750 words) to a first-time creative writing teacher. The winner will receive a $50 Border's gift certificate.



July's challenge was:
"A Quiet Victory." Write a true teacher story of at least 750 words that illustrates this statement. The winner will receive a $50 Border's gift certificate.

The winning entry was submitted by Jay Rehak (again). Click here to read it.



June's challenge was:
"The truth often sneaks up on us." Write a true teacher story of at least 750 words that illustrates this statement. The winner will receive a $50 Border's gift certificate.

The winning entry was submitted by Jay Rehak (again). Click here to read it.



May's challenge was:
"CHALLENGE - Write a revenge story ENTIRELY in quotes. Second chance. Remember: DIALOGUE ONLY!"

The winning entry was submitted by Jay Rehak. Click here to read it.



April's question was:
"Can you think of a good way to use a deck of cards in class? Share your idea. We will post the best two and give each a $50 certificate from Borders."

Click here to post your story.



March's question was:
"Can you think of a good way to use a deck of cards in class? Share your idea. We will post the best two and give each a $50 certificate from Borders."

Click here to read teacher answers.

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