Composition

Composition students participate in on-demand writing activities consistent with Kentucky Writing Standards.

Writing styles for Governor’s Cup Composition are:

  • High School and Middle Grades: Argumentative
  • Elementary: Opinion

The Composition prompt provides information that allows the student to write a well-developed essay. Each division uses unique writing prompts. Elementary division students must complete the on-demand writing within 45 minutes. Middle Grades and High School students must complete the on-demand writing activity within 90 minutes.

Readers evaluate student writing. Reader ranks classified as “outliers” are adjusted.

Participation Requirements

  1.  Each school participating in District Composition must provide a reader.
  2. The school the District Composition champion represents must provide a reader at Regional.
  3. The school the Regional Composition champion represents must provide a reader at State (MG/HS).

While no certification is required, Composition readers should be writing teachers who are experienced in evaluating student writing.

If you would like more information about the Composition event, e-mail Program Director Brenda Darnell or call Brenda at 502.223.0088 ext. 24.

Composition Dates/Formats/Forms

Event Time Level Date Mode
JV Challenge 90 minutes 9th-10th Grades Nov.  2, 2017 Argumentative
Showcase 60 minutes 6th Grade Nov. 27, 2017 Argumentative
Governor’s Cup 45 minutes Elementary District Feb. 6, 2018 Opinion
Governor’s Cup 45 minutes Elementary Region Feb. 26, 2018 Opinion
Governor’s Cup 90 minutes Middle Grades District Jan. 16, 2018 Argumentative
Governor’s Cup 90 minutes Middle Grades Region Jan. 29, 2018 Argumentative
Governor’s Cup 90 minutes Middle Grades State Mar. 17, 2018 Argumentative
Governor’s Cup 90 minutes High School District Jan. 23, 2018 Argumentative
Governor’s Cup 90 minutes High School Region Feb. 12, 2018 Argumentative
Governor’s Cup 90 minutes High School State Finals Mar. 17, 2018 Argumentative

Forms

Composition scoresheet (new!)

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