This assignment asks students to create their own Bucket List and choose one goal to reflect upon. Students will write a three paragraph essay highlighting the goal, the steps for completion, and a personal reflection on the importance of it.
This product includes: a detailed description of the assignment, a graphic organizer to help students plan their paragraphs, a powerpoint with Bucket List ideas, a three paragraph example essay, and a rubric for grading.
Common Core Standards addressed:
W.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
a. Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
b. Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
c. Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
W.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
W.5 With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.
This is a high interest writing project great for the end of the year!