Warming Up

 

My Favorite Sport

Assignment: Write at least two paragraphs about your favorite sport.

Before you begin . . .

Compare the following answers:

    Explanation

Good Answer

I like running. I started running last year because I wanted to lose weight. My goal is to run a 10-minute mile by the end of this year.

Okay, if I'm being honest, the truth is that I hate running. I hate feeling out of breath! But I know that running is good for me, so I force myself to go running every morning.

This answer is good because the student has done exactly what I asked. They skipped a line between paragraphs, and they did not indent the first line of each paragraph.

This answer deserves an A!

 

Bad Answer

         I like running. I started running last year because I wanted to lose weight. My goal is to run a 10-minute mile by the end of the year.
         Okay, if I'm being honest, the truth is that I hate running. I hate feeling out of breath! But I know that running is good for me, so I force myself to go running every morning.

This student wrote the exact same thing, but they didn't follow instructions!

This answer deserves an F!

Lesson Steps

  1. Open your writing portfolio.
    • Level 1
      • My Favorite Sport
  2. Write two paragraphs about your favorite sport.
    • Each paragraph must be at least three sentences.
    • Format your paragraphs in internet style! (Put a blank line between your paragraphs.)
    • Make sure that you have written at least 50 words.
  3. When you are finished, return to this page and take the quiz.

Instructions for the Quiz

Answer the questions.

Quiz