Work by Alex


In want to visit the statue of liberty.  It stands master of New York and is the icon of New York. Nothing challenges it in site.  I can’t wait to go to the statue of liberty. It will be amazingly amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It looks cool, the greenish tint of the lady and the burning torch make me want to go to the statue of liberty. I HATE LAND MARKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Narrative Example –

Prompt: Write about a time you felt alone at home or somewhere else.

Alone is a feeling, not necessarily where you are physically. I can be alone in my house or in my car. But, I can also feel alone when I’m surrounded by strangers. If they aren’t people we know, we may feel alone in the world.

I stepped tentatively into my brand new middle school, there were hundreds of chattering voices filling the air. Scary new faces were all around me. These jabbering strangers would soon be my classmates. Each kid had a LL Bean brightly colored backpack. The aisle was lined with green metallic lockers and the combinations were clicking like a typewriter as students opened the locks. The doors slammed shut as kids dumped their supplies inside. All of these students were migrating like a herd of angry elephants to their classes.

My mom was standing beside me. The fear was taking over my body. My stomach was in knots and I felt like I was dressed all wrong for this school. Goosebumps began to form on my arm, and I glanced at my mother. I knew she couldn’t remain in this zoo. I took a deep breath, and turned to look at my mom. She had vanished like a ghost. I was ALONE! My mom had escaped and left me to fend for myself. The bell rang, and called forth a cavalry of middle schoolers to their first period class. I gulped and tasted the residue of the mint my mom gave me.

I took the first step forward and exhaled. Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. I could do this. I knew I could work hard and make friends here. I may have been all alone in that moment, but I’m not alone in life.


Homophones can cause some trouble in our grammar and in our writing. Using the right word at the right time is an important skill. We are going over these in class and some of these words will be coming on a quiz on February 14th!


Expository Writing

When writing expository, the first thing we want to remember is that we are EXPLAINING. When you look at the prompt, underline the key words. Break it down to the what (job/season/hobby) and the why (important/special/activities).



Next, we need to develop our central idea. This sentence should be the topic of our writing. We will put it in the center, because we want all of our paper to support that idea. Put your ideas in each box, and then FEED them! Facts, examples, explanations, and details give more information.



Then you can use your planning to transform your ideas into a rough draft!


Here is the FEED presentation we used awhile back to remind us of FACT, EXAMPLES, EXPLANATIONS, and DETAILS/DESCRIPTIONS.