How Many Essays Have You Written?

January 29, 2015

How many essays have you written in the past year?  Ask any 8th grader and they will tell you that number is around twenty!  The best way to become a better writer is to write compulsively, but that doesn’t just mean write whatever you want. There are certain things you should know first. In preparation for the Nebraska State Assessment for writing (NeSA), our students have been practicing the methods and strategies of Write Tools.  With these tools, students have opened the gates to descriptive writing.  Now that the stress of how to organize an essay is off the table, students can focus on painting vivid pictures with words.   They are working on mastering the art of alliteration, hyperbole, metaphor, simile, onomatopoeia, and more to help their writing come to life.

If you know an 8th grader, please commend them on all their efforts.