This is an assignment I use at the beginning of each new year for middle school classes. It's a good reflection piece. It's a great assignment for this time of year because if you have snow days, etc. (We get a few of those in the Midwest.) It can be worked on at home and in the classroom. I usually give students a month to work on it regardless of snow days. The scoring guide is fairly generic and can be more detailed if needed.
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