Short Story Competition

Grade 1/2 Criteria

  • Presentation- Your handwriting is clear and your neatest. It sits on the line. Your page is ruled up.
  • Punctuation- You have capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks and question marks all in the correct spots.
  • Fluency- Your story flows and makes sense. *Hint: Does your story have a beginning, middle and end?
  • Spelling- Your high-frequency (meow) words are spelt correctly.
  • Wow factor- Your story makes the reader feel interested from beginning to end. Hint* You could use exciting describing words (adjectives), have sizzling starters and include surprise twists to make it exciting.
  • Popping title- You have a catchy and on topic title

Grade 3/4 Criteria

  • Presentation- Your story is handwritten clearly and presented in a neat manner. Your page is ruled up neatly.
  • Paragraphs- Your story uses paragraphs to organise the plot.
  • Punctuation- Your story has correct punctuation.
  • Particularly, commas and apostrophes are used in the correct places.
  • Device- Your story uses language devices you have learnt in class. For example, Onomatopoeia, metaphors, and similes.
  • Popping title- You have a catchy and on topic title.
  • Wow factor- Your story keeps the reader engaged from beginning to end.Your story is creative.

 

Grade 5/6 Criteria

  • Presentation- Your story is handwritten clearly and presented in a neat manner. Your page is ruled up neatly.
  • Paragraphs- Your story uses paragraphs for new ideas.
  • Punctuation- Your story has correct punctuation. Particularly, commas and apostrophes are used in the correct places.
  • Device- Your story uses language devices you have learnt in class. For example, Onomatopoeia, metaphors, and similes.
  • Wow factor- Your story keeps the reader engaged from beginning to end.Your story is creative
  • Dialogue- Your story uses the correct talking marks.
  • Popping title- You have a catchy and on topic title.