Young Writers (Front) Whitney Nettles (Back L-R) Hunter
Schoolcraft, Adriona Arnold, Abigail White, Jaelyn Jett and Kirsta Dye
The West Virginia Young Writers Contest was developed to provide students with practice using the writing process.
The teachers at Arnoldsburg helped their students by coaching them through the pre-writing and drafting phase, proofreading and editing segment, and finally publishing and sharing their work with others.
Hunter Schoolcraft and Adriona Arnold were selected to represent the school at the county level. Hunter will represent Calhoun County at the state level.
The ability of students to express themselves in
writing is a fundamental component of literacy
in all disciplines. The twenty-first century
demands that students possess a wide range of
writing skills for academic and workplace
Counties and schools can promote literacy
and writing through a pro-active approach
by encouraging writing throughout the year
in all classes; research to support informative and argumentative writing throughout the content areas; publish, display, and recognize student writing; conduct school Young Writers contests and send
winning entries for judging in county contests; hold Young Writers recognition ceremonies.