This is a great activity for getting to know your students on the first days of school AND preassessing their writing skills.
This product is modeled after Amy Rosenthal's Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life. It include 3 activities:
1. Foreword- students write their own brief "about me" section
2. Orientation Almanac- students create their own lists that describe some of their interests
3. Alphabetized Entries- students create their own encyclopedia entries about their life. These should be alphabetized.
With this product, I have included examples of each sheet to help you out.