Grab, print and go! No prep. "If I Could Become an Animal for a Day " is a choice of two organizers and two final draft pages. The prompts are, "If I could become an animal for a day I would ... and "I would love to pretend I was an animal." Students complete the organizer/organizers and write their final drafts on the lined paper. Make extra copies of the lined paper for longer essays than one page. This is a great way to ascertain how students can write if the students are new to you in a tutoring situation or at the beginning of the school year. It's also a light and fun fill-in writing assignment for homework or for substitutes.
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