• UIL Ready Writing - Mr. Ermenc, Coach

     

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    The grading rubric for UIL Ready Writing can be found here.

     

     

     

     

    Congratulations to our 2018-2019 UIL District Ready Writing Winners!

    Name

    Event

    Place

    Erin Solis

    4th Grade Ready Writing

    1st

    Nilay Arangil

    4th Grade Ready Writing

    11th

    Jacob George

    5th Grade Ready Writing

    3rd

    Sarai El Amin-Williams

    5th Grade Ready Writing

    5th

    Karthik Kommineni

    5th Grade Ready Writing

    11th

     

    Congratulations to our 2017-2018 UIL District Ready Writing Winners!

    Name

    Event

    Place

    Allison Salcedo

    3rd Grade Ready Writing

    2nd

    Aiyana David

    4th Grade Ready Writing

    11th

    Zpe King

    5th Grade Ready Writing

    2nd

      

     

    What is Ready Writing?

    Texas has put a great emphasis on writing skills at all levels of school and all levels of state-wide testing. Ready Writing, a contest for students in grades 3-8, builds upon those skills and helps students refine their writing abilities. In particular, this contest helps them to learn to write clearly and correctly a paper that is interesting and original. Students may use an electronic or printed dictionary and thesaurus.

     
    Contestants are given a choice between two prompts which defines the audience, and provides the purpose for writing. Students should be encouraged to analyze the prompts for the purpose of writing, the format, the audience and the point of view. The format may be, for example, a letter, an article for the newspaper or an essay for the principal. Various writing strategies may be stated or implied in the prompt. Some of these include:

    • description to inform -- describe the happening or person/object from imagination or memory;
    • narration -- write a story;
    • persuasion -- describe and argue just one side of an issue; describe both sides of an issue then argue only one side; write an editorial; write a letter to persuade, etc.

    There is no minimum or maximum number of words the contestants must write.