~ Review These personal narratives to improve your understanding of personal narratives.
~ Write a Personal Narrative: Think about a time when you were new to a group. Perhaps it was your first day at your middle school or junior high. Perhaps it was the first practice for a school play or sports team. Write a narrative about your experience and how you learned to fit in. Include details that help the reader experience the event.
~ Review these persuasive essays, to improve your understanding of writing to support a position.
~ Write a Persuasive Essay: Your parent or guardian is planning a big vacation. Where would you most like to go? Write an essay proposing a trip you would like to take and why it would be the best choice for your family. Use a variety of reasons to support your proposal.
~ Review these How To Explanation essays to improve your understanding of writing for this purpose.
~ Write a How To Explanation: Think of something you love to do, or a special talent you have, and explain to someone else, how to do it. Don’t forget to clearly list the steps.
~ Review a Descriptive essay to improve your understanding of this kind of writing.
~ Write a Descriptive essay: Describe an event that happened in your life. It can be a good or bad experience. Remember to include all the elements of a descriptive essay in your writing.
~ Learn about writing a business letter in this video tutorial.
~ Write a business/formal letter: You have an opportunity to apply for an overseas exchange program to go to a country you have never visited, but have always wanted to. Write a business letter telling the company that is sponsoring this exchange program why they should choose you as a candidate.
~ Watch these video tutorials describing what a character analysis is, and how to write one.
~ Write a Character Analysis Paragraph: Think of a book you have read that has a character that you really identified with, or a character that you really didn’t like and write a character analysis about him/her.
~ Read about writing Thank You Notes. Now write your own thank you note to someone who has given you a gift recently, or even done something nice for you and you wish to thank them for it. Be creative. It can be on paper, or on a card. You can view and print one of these free online Thank You card templates if you like. Make sure to write your own text on the inside!
**Congratulations! You have finished your Writing for this year!**