Can A 6-Year-Old Write A Complete Story?

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago in

Scholastic Books issued a challenge to students and this is what Scotty submitted. Nice work, kid.
There are 28 comments:
Male 356
To think of it though, that`s how English words should be spelled. You know, consistent.
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Male 273
so that is who wrote the season finale of game of thrones.
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Male 194
Really LordJim? I felt that the knight was a metaphoric representation of entry-level labourers forced to carry out the worst tasks in order to create large profits for those at the top of the capitalist hierarchy such as the King.

The simplistic dialogue is symbolic of the limited control that workers have over their work load.

The dragon of course does hint at something darker and more complex though I suspect this was left open so the studio could later do a gritty reboot showing that the dragon was not truly a villain but rather a misunderstood social outcast.
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Male 7,123
I didn`t feel that the knight character had any depth or self-awareness. The dialogue was too expository and while underlying symbolism hinted at something darker and more complex this was never explored.
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Male 197
The night must`ve been a Targaryan...
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Male 154
A tale of epic proportions. Just needed some tits.
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Male 58
*reward
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Female 298
Was this challenge only for dyslexic kids?
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Male 1,252
Yeh thanx for the portion there king..like my life wasnt in danger or anything. no no keep most ..a meager hand out is more than adequate for doing everything. dick.
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Male 119
If my 6 year old`s spelling was that bad, I`d ground him.
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Male 5,413
@MacGuffin
HA!

This story was far more logical and well written than any Transformer movie.
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Male 2,605
this the stupidest post. seriously, that was horrible.
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Male 3,612
so, no
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Male 3,842
[quote]They don`t actually say that he spelled the words that way. Just like he didn`t do the drawings.[/quote]

It says exactly that.
"All original pictures and temporary spelling by Scotty"
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Male 2,060
They don`t actually say that he spelled the words that way. Just like he didn`t do the drawings. Some freaks think that it makes it cute to add misspleeingz.
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Male 256
uv...
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Male 3,842
I have a seven year old son. I have a hard time believing that a child who is smart enough to maintain a coherent storyline with a beginning, middle, and ending that comes back to the original premise in the beginning is not smart enough to spell extremely common words that my four year old can spell (every baby learns from Dr. Seuss that "king" begins with "K" before they can read themselves. They memorize the story and recognize the word by sight before reading by sound) - so if the kid really wrote the whole story by himself, he should also be a better speller than this. My son spells much much better than this, but can`t put together a complete narrative with this much coherence with the introduction and conclusion. So I`m calling B.S.
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Male 6,737
@McGovern - Take it as you will, but I know kids in my sons class could spell better than that at that age.
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Male 14,334
@Buiadh

Are you seriously critizing Americans for how a 6 year old spells now??? LOL!
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Male 5,811
@MacGuffin: I see what you did there.
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Male 168
What a bullpoo story. Serve the king and get a cut? What is this, proletariat writing class?
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Male 686
Why didn`t the knight just keep the big pot of gold, oh and where is the hot princess. Stupid 6 year olds.
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Female 2,602
That kid didn`t write this. It was his older brother the football-playing literary genius from the other day that wrote it, and he just drew the pictures.
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Female 7,867
good work, but why do so many young kids have bunged up noses...
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Male 38,501

Better than the last Transformers movie.
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Male 7,775
Awesome, Scotty. Love your spelling.
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Male 6,737
Is this how American kids spell?

My boy`s 7 now but could spell better than that.
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Male 20,194
Link: Can A 6-Year-Old Write A Complete Story? [Rate Link] - Scholastic Books issued a challenge to students and this is what Scotty submitted. Nice work, kid.
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