For this assignment, students had one 90 minute class period to write an essay. This was the first essay they wrote.
Students complete a "cold write" to show (within a time-frame of the first two weeks of school) what they know about the essay writing process. The following day, students complete this activity, which serves double-duty: they get a chance to see their mistakes (who they are as a writer), and the teacher gets a quick snapshot of how to direct the next essay writing assignment.
Basic Grammatical Errors
For use with 7-12 as an introductory/refreshment to the writing process (works with all modes).