Home Alone is a movie almost everyone has seen a dozen times. Our students love it and for good reason. The main character is lovable and around their age. This is an assignment I’ve used around the holidays to engage my middle school students when, let’s face it, their attention is hard to capture. “Alone Home Part… You” allows students to interact with a well known holiday movie and become a part of it on a rigorous and fun level. While completing this assignments students will be practicing writing a thesis statement, five-paragraph essay using a detailed outline, and practice writing in first person as Kevin. I have created this writing task to be whole class to start and then students can complete the rest on their own. Happy Holidays and happy writing!