This has been a great first or second writing assignment in my seventh grade class. It would be fine for any middle to early high school grade. This packet begins with a Michael Jordan essay and then works students through the brainstorming, planning, writing, revising phases of writing. Sometimes, I also begin by reading Barbara Cooney's charming picture book "Miss Rumphius," as it is also about the importance of setting goals. This packet also has an easy rubric, making it easy for students to check their work and for you to assess it!