This assignment helps students master expository writing in a fun way that tells you about who they are as people. Students explain how to do a certain hobby or activity. They break it up into steps with included pictures, transitions and a conclusion.
Students choose topics such as how to skateboard, how to play baseball, how to draw dragons, or fun creative topics like how to survive middle school.
The assignment asks students to include facts, details, transitions, pictures and a conclusion. The assignment also includes a rubric.
This activity usually takes about a week of class time to complete. It might take more if you have students share their hobbies. This is a great get-to-know-you assignment for the beginning of the year.
This assignment covers the expository writing standard for students in grade 7. You can adapt it to other grades to include more or less as well.