Elementary: Best Composition
Send in your student’s best composition for Grade 1, 2, or 3. The winning submission will receive
a free book pack of all the books used in the Grade-3 Field Testing.
Junior High: Best Book Report
Select a different book by any of the junior high Lightning Lit authors (e.g., Mark Twain,
Stephenson, Dickens) and write your very best book report. Remember to think more
deeply than just retelling the plot. Analyze a character, compare and contrast, use your
imagination. Papers should be double-spaced and no longer than two pages, using a standard
12 point font such as Times or Helvetica. The winner will receive a scholarship for one year
of English at the Hewitt School (value: $250). Second place winner will get either one 8th
Grade Lightning Lit Pack or one High School Lightning Lit Pack of their choice.
Senior High: Best Lesson
Here’s your chance to write your own homework! Select a book that you consider great,
and write your own Lightning Lit Lesson. Your submission should contain all the elements that
the Lightning Lit lessons do, such as a favorite quote, introduction, while you read,
comprehension questions, literary lesson, and writing exercises. The winner will receive a
scholarship for one year of English at the Hewitt School (value: $250). Second place winner
will get one High School Lightning Lit Pack of their choice.
Please use a standard font (e.g. Times, Palatino, Arial, Helvetica). Put your name, address,
email address, and grade (for past school year) in the upper right-hand corner.
Entries should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to
Hewitt Homeschooling Resources, P.O. Box 9, Washougal, WA 98671-0009. They must be received
by midnight on September 15, 2015, or post-marked by that date. No purchase necessary.
If judges elect to choose second place winners, they will receive the non-monetary
award only. If we receive an insufficient number of entries or only entries of insufficient
quality, we reserve the right to award no prize in any of the competitions.