100 Word Story is Due; 2nd Quarter Rubric; Green Eggs and Ham

13 Nov

Today we are turning in our 100 Word Story.

I will also hand out the 2nd Quarter Rubric and your new Super Pass.

Green Eggs and Ham

Here’s some food for thought (pun intended) about keeping your writing simple.

Legend has it that Dr. Seuss was challenged by a friend to write a story using fewer than 50 unique words.  So the story could be as many words long as needed, but he could only use up to 50 different words.  This is a very difficult challenge and would force Dr. Seuss to keep his writing very simple in order to actually tell a story with such a limited amount of words to choose from.  Every word choice was extremely important.  Dr. Seuss went on to write Green Eggs and Ham.  Published in 1960, Green Eggs and Ham is one of the most well-known children’s books ever written.  That’s a true testament to keeping things simple!

What Are You Thankful For?

Quick Write: we often spend time thinking about the things that bother us or are wrong with the world, but take a few minutes and make a list of things you are thankful for.

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