Grab, print and go! No prep. "If I Could Have My Very Own Garden" is a file with two garden organizers with prompts and two final draft pages. Students complete an organizer (you have the choice of two different ones) 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. Enjoy!
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If I Could Be a Super Hero
If I Could Become an Animal for a Day