National Reading Competition for High Schools
The WordWright Challenge* is a national reading competition for students in grades 9 through 12 that requires analytical reading of many kinds of prose and poetry. It emphasizes perceptive interpretation, sensitivity to language, and an appreciation of style. More than 64,000 students from some of the best public and private high schools in 48 states participated last year.
The WordWright Challenge* is a Great Instructional Tool
This is not just a competition. Along with the contest materials, we provide vocabulary lists for pre-test preparation as well as post-test discussion and essay questions. Sometimes, we include cartoons that bear on the passage the students have just read. Though the contests themselves will average no more than 40 minutes in length, each test and related discussion can productively occupy two full periods of class time if you choose.