The 100 Word Challenge is a weekly creative writing challenge for children under 16 years of age. Each week a prompt is given, which can be a picture or a series of individual words and the children can use up to 100 words to write a creative piece. The work is posted on this blog and then linked to the 100 Word Challenge blog.

By setting a limited word count with a focused theme and a guaranteed audience beyond the class teacher, children have far greater motivation for writing. Those who are reluctant writers feel safe with only 100 words to write, whilst those more advanced writers can really extend themselves with the word restriction.

One of the special things about 100WC is that those entering a piece are encouraged to visit other blogs and leave a constructive comment. Peer β€˜talking’ to peer is very powerful and we have seen a real improvement in some writing that has come from suggestions from other children. It also provides another teaching point for teachers to show children how to comment constructively.

13 responses »

  1. Alyssa says:

    Wow I would love to do a 100 word challenge! Do you like it? What was your favorite prompt to write about?

    • Andy says:

      It’s good. Schools all over the world make their own story (but max words: 100). Every week, there’s a different theme. I think u will like it. πŸ™‚

  2. Mac Charlie says:

    I like I like I like it from Charlie and Matthew

  3. Ella says:

    I love the hundred word challenge and I would defenletly recommend It to anyone
    Ella !!

  4. Thomas says:

    It’s fun to do something thing on the blog

  5. Anonymous says:

    You should do the 100 word challenge it,s something to do when you are board.I do it every one a see day

  6. Molly says:

    100 word challenge is really fun! your not made to do it but its good to try.

  7. niamh says:

    ILOVE the 100 word challenge it is so much fun

  8. Thomas says:

    I love the 100WC

  9. Faith says:

    I love the 100 word challenge. I can’t wait for the second set of prompts! I wonder what they’ll be???

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