Are you tired of the same old boring essay topics to start off the school year? "What did you do over summer vacation" or "Tell me three important things in your life". Let me guess, you've heard it all before (family, friends, pets, sports...) and you're falling asleep right now just thinking about all the repetitive essays you are about to set yourself up for.
This fresh take on first week essays is not only linked to the common core middle school writing standards, it will get each of your students writing about something unique to their own lives and will give you insight on who they consider themselves to be. Lastly, it actually gets students to start off the year thinking and reflecting instead of regurgitating well-known facts about their lives.
The directions and brainstorming sheet come with an easy-to-follow rubric and an example essay.
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