Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 4 p.m.
Thursday, March 10, 2016, 6 p.m.
Seventh-grade girls are invited to participate in the 7th Grade Essay Contest for a chance to earn a one-year scholarship award. Participants choose from one of two dates, at which a topic is presented to them. They have 45 minutes to compose a well-organized written response to their topic. Essays will be judged by Villa's English Department, and three winners will be selected:
If you are assigning a 7th grade essay you may be struggling to find a topic that is original and that your students would not have written about before. As a teacher it is up to you to come up with the various essay topics assigned to students but so often it seems that 7th graders are given the same topics year after year. This presents no challenge for them especially if they have older siblings or older friends who have written on the topic before and already exposed them to it. It also doesn’t help if it is an unoriginal and common topic because chances are it will be available online and students won’t be forced to think critically about it.
7th Grade Essays: Literature Circle Guide