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.
- Each school participating in District Composition must provide a reader.
- The school the District Composition champion represents must provide a reader at Regional.
- 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.
|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|
Composition scoresheet (new!)