100 Word Challenge is a weekly creative writing challenge for children. 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.
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 read other entries and leave a constructive comment.
Above all – it is fun! Children feel challenged and then really rewarded when they see the comment. Do join in and see writing improve!