Empowering Writers

“Kitten” Writing Sample

PROMPT: If you got to pick any pet in the pet store what would you pick and why. Explain your reasons.

Use this student sample to discover how the lack of organization makes the piece difficult to read and understand. Annotate and analyze this piece with students and try to summarize it. Break it into the author’s pre-writing plan: Topic and Main Ideas. What skill would you teach this student to improve the writing?

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