This writing project is a hybrid text. It takes on the form of a non-fiction essay in its structure, but has elements of fantasy because of the nature of the subject. This is great because so many of the books we read can actually be classified in multiple genres. This starts a great conversation about what elements of a story lend themselves to a certain genre.
This assignment can be molded to fit any particular writing focus you are working on:
Introduction, Conclusion sentences
Staying on topic
This packet also contains instructions for an art project that goes along with the writing. This topic is an engaging way to get your students writing about something they really have opinions on, school!