Hi guys, welcome back to another great year. So today we will be doing some writing in class so I can evaluate where we all are. That will be a piece you will have to write fairly quickly. I’m also going to give you a writing assignment to do at home. On this one, you can take your time. I want you to go ahead and proofread your work, but try not to get any outside help. For this exercise I want to see what you know, not what your Mom or Dad knows…so if you have a lot of help it will be harder for me to help you over the next few weeks.
This week I want you to write about something that happened over the summer. Yes, I know, a traditional beginning of the year assignment, but it’s a cliche for a reason. I don’t want a list of things you did over the summer, I want you to take one experience and tell me exactly what it was like. So don’t tell me you went to camp for week and all the things that happened there…pick one thing that happened and tell me all about that. So, can you tell the story of the crazy tye-dye lady, your favorite skit, the night game, or how about a new friend you made. If you went to the beach instead of listing everything that happened all day tell me about that wave that took you under and scared you, or the stop at In n Out on the way home with your friend. Hopefully, you get the idea. Pick one incident and make me feel like I was there.