PEG Writing in the Classroom: Terrace Hills Middle School
We are so excited to see our Texas teachers using PEG Writing in their classrooms! Terrace Hills Middle School in El Paso recently began using PEG Writing in a monthly school wide essay contest. Students are given prompts that are selected with input from the school's counselors. The school's first contest ended on January 30 and tackled the issue of bullying. More than 90 students in grades 6-8 participated. Students followed an accumulated prize system based on their PEG Writing scores and received prizes based on their final scores, which broke down like this:
- Scores 1 - 6 received a Reading Bag
- Scores 7 - 17 received a Reading Bag and Snack Bar Coupon
- Scores 18 - 24 received a Reading Bag, Snack Bar Coupon, and Sour Punch Straws
- Scores 25 - 30 received all of the above plus a Free Dress Pass
The top five scoring essays in each grade level were chosen as finalists in the contest. The writer of the winning essay in each grade level received a complimentary school yearbook, which will feature their essays. February's contest asked students to write an argumentative essay defending a stapler as a romantic gift.
Congratulations to all of those students who participated in the contests. We look forward to hearing more about how they change monthly!