Bucket List Writing Assignment One 8th Grade Language Arts Day One
What is a Bucket List? • A Bucket List is a list of things you want to accomplish before you “kick the bucket” (what does that mean?). • Your Bucket List should be realistic, but challenging. • Choose activities that you will be able to do, but are not too simple or difficult.
Eliminating Activities from your List • In order to eliminate one thing from your list, you must successfully complete that activity. • Not completing an activity can leave you feeling disappointed in yourself and regretting that you would have worked harder to achieve that goal.
Bucket List • At the end of the year, hopefully you will be able to eliminate some things from your list. • Keep in mind that the year flies by and you will need to set time aside for these things that mean something to you. • Make sure to challenge yourself, but be realistic. • Homework: Fill out your bucket list!
Bucket List Writing Assignment One 8th Grade Language Arts Day Two
What’s on YOUR Bucket List? A boy named Max, who lives in England, watched the movie and created his own bucket list.
Writing a Paper from your Bucket List • Your paper should follow this outline. • Introduction • Introduce yourself • Provide a description of who you are • Middle School (Short Term) Paragraph • List goals • Provide reasons • High School (Long Term) Paragraph • List goals • Provide reasons • Life (Long, Long Term) Paragraph • List goals (choose your top 3-4) • Provide reasons • Conclusion • Summarize • Wrap up
Writing a Paper from your Bucket List • Each paragraph NEEDS to be 5-7 sentences, INCLUDING your introduction and conclusion. • In the intro, provide some information about who you are (your past, your family, your likes & dislikes). • In your conclusion, pick a few of your most favorite list items and tell why you are particularly excited about those then wrap up. • For each paragraph in between, it should be very easy to write at least 6 sentences (one sentence for each goal + one for each reason = 6 sentences)
Writing a Paper from your Bucket List • Each paragraph is worth 5 points (total for paper = 25 points) • Your Bucket List itself is worth 10 (due TODAY!) • Bringing a completed rough draft on Monday is worth 10 points • We’ll peer edit/proofread on Monday • Bringing a completed final typed copy on Wednesday is worth another 5 points. • This project is worth a TOTAL 50 points.