My advanced high school ESL students do "Writing Wednesday" activities every--you guessed it!--Wednesday. This activity is meant to go along with vocabulary from Chapter One of JRR Tolkien's "The Hobbit", focusing specifically on qualitative adjectives. This can also be used with Native English Speakers.
The task is for students to write a well-crafted essay using certain vocabulary, either encouraging or discouraging Bilbo Baggins from going with the dwarves.
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