Writing Challenge

Join the WriteReader Write-a-thon


WriteReader’s monthly write-a-thon inspires learners to challenge themselves by writing about whatever they want to share and encourages new learning by allowing them to explore previously unknown topics.


The write-a-thon kicks off in the first week of each month, and teachers are encouraged to submit their students’ books for a chance to win some great prizes!


Are your students unsure about what they want to write about? No worries; the write-a-thon also presents new writing prompts each month to get the creative juices flowing. Jump to the last section to check out this month’s writing prompts!


Challenge Guidelines

Ready to get creative with our monthly #Writeathon? Guidelines for the challenge are:


  • How to Enter:
    1. Submit your students’ books via social media, tag @WriteReaderapp and use #Writeathon, or email us the book link here.
    2. Submissions are open till the 20th of each month.


  • Prizes:
    1. Up to five (5) winners will be selected each month.
    2. Each winner will receive:
      1. A featured showcase in our monthly blog post and on the write-a-thon website.
      2. The teachers of the winning entries can win a chance for a one-year premium license, which can be used by the winner or given away to colleagues.


  • Winners’ Selection and Notification:
    1. Winners will be selected based on:
      1. Creativity and good storytelling skills.
      2. *No use of copyrighted materials (both images and text).
    2. Winners will be announced on the WriteReader Twitter page and showcased in the first week of the new month.


*Please ensure the books don’t contain personal information, like images, without consent from the parents.


Writing Prompts

Writer’s block got you stuck? Check out this month’s writing prompts inspired by International Literacy Day:

  • Write a book about your favorite reading and writing spaces at school and home. Explain why these particular spaces work well for you.
  • How has the pandemic affected learning in your school or community?
  • Create an opinion book with all your best arguments for why it is essential to learn to read and write.
  • Make up a story about two people–one who has gone to school and learned to read and write and another who has not had that opportunity. Describe their lives and opportunities.
  • Write an acrostic poem starting the sentences with the letters from LITERACY.

Remind students that they can add images from the image bank or search tool or by using the camera and taking their own pictures!



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