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Chipotle Writing Contest

When we partnered with our friends at Chipotle to challenge students to write about an experience with food, we knew we'd get some great entries.  But even we didn't realize how many amazing submissions we'd receive.  We got 358 essays from 16 different schools' 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes, and chose our two favorites for each grade level.  The winners get a Chipotle Burrito party for their Language Arts class.  Congratulations to our winners!  Check out their work and let us know your favorite food experience.  

Chiles de Ruby

Let's have a big hand for our winners!

Yuliana -- 3rd Grade

Skye -- 3rd Grade

Jacob -- 4th Grade

Ruby -- 4th Grade

Angel -- 5th Grade

Jamiya -- 5th Grade 

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Comments  2

  • Logan LeCompte 30 Oct

    Our literacy coach from Fort Worth ISD  used three components to  breakdown the writings and lift up a unique winner:

    1. STAAR Writing Rubric

    2. Answering the prompt and adhering to the personal narrative genre of writing

    3. Unique tone and creative composition

    The prompt encouraged teachers to guide their students through a personal experience with food.  However, we received several entries that generated a procedural writing on how to make their favorite meal.  The judges were looking for unique writings that showed personality.  If you have a chance to read through the winning publications, you will notice how their tone is radiantly apparent within the text.  Thanks again for all of the teachers who participated in the contest.  Like good teachers do, we will be striving to make our contest better and more applicable to the lives of the students we serve.
  • Logan LeCompte 30 Oct

    Do we have any other teachers who want to chime in on the contest and how we can make it better next year? 
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