Scholastic believes "ALL students can express themselves through writing" -- and to prove it, the company has launched a student writing contest with this adorable video adaptation of a rollicking "nit's" -- read: knight's -- tale composed by 6-year-old Scotty.
Actually, Scotty is "6 years old 3 months," as he informs us at the beginning of the video.
Imaginative as the story's plot line is, Scotty's spellings are more creative (we love "aumdele" for "immediately"). If he's looking for a peer spelling tutor, he could do worse than to call in fellow 6-year-old -- and youngest-ever Spelling Bee competitor -- Lori Anne Madison, who struggled to spell "ingluvies," but is doubtless more than capable of sounding out words like "breathed" and "matter."
Teachers: for more information on submitting children's stories to Scholastic's Traits Writing contest (first prize includes the chance to star in a Scotty-style animated video), click here.
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