Warming Up


About Me

In this unit, you're going to warm up your writing muscles by doing three short writing assignments and putting them in your portfolio. This first one is called "About Me".

Assignment: Tell me 10 things about yourself.

Here, I'll go first:

Here is an old picture of me and my ex-wife.

About Me

  1. I was born on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico.
  2. I have lived in three foreign countries: Chile, Korea, and Japan.
  3. I have an older brother and a younger sister.
  4. My mother is Belgian, and she used to speak French to me and my siblings when we were growing up.
  5. I can understand a decent amount of French, Spanish, and Japanese, but I can't speak any of these languages very well.
  6. When I was your age, my goal was to become a classical guitarist.
  7. I taught ballroom dancing for seven years, and for another seven years I worked as a professional dancer, performing on cruise ships and at resort hotels in Japan and Korea.
  8. I love martial arts, especially muay thai.
  9. This is my 8th year teaching at Presidio Middle School.
  10. Last summer, I taught myself how to Hula Hoop.

Okay, now it's your turn.

Lesson Steps

  1. Go to your Google Drive and open your writing portfolio.
  2. On the left side of your browser window, you should see the headings that I created for you. I like to call this your "Table of Contents."
    • If you can't see your Table of Contents, click on the icon that says "Show Document Outline". (This icon is located on the far left of your browser window, under the file menu). Alternatively, you can go to View, then check Show Document Outline.
  3. Use the table of contents to find the following assignment:
    • Level 1
      • About Me
  4. Write 10 sentences about yourself.
  5. When you are finished, return to this page and take the quiz.

Instructions for the Quiz

Answer the Questions