Writing Assessment Topics


by R. L.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
1. My Cat
2. My Bike
3. Book Report
4. Nathaniel Greene


Writing Assessment, January 2000


1. My Cat
by R.L.

TOPIC: Tell a true story about a person or an animal that you will remember for a long time.

My cat and I play games. When I throw the ball he runs and plays with the ball. One time I was tieing my shoe lace. My cat came and was playing with it.

When I go in my bed he comes in my room and then, when I move my hand he thinks I’m playing with him. And then he comes and starts to scratch my hand.

Once I chased him then he chased me back. He always goes under my bed. When I try to get him he comes running and then he hit my face. He sometimes chases his own tail. I will remember how funny and playful he was.



2. My Bike
by R.L.

STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM: WRITING, 5th Grade (1999-2000)
TOPIC: 2. Tell a true story about a time when you helped someone or someone helped you.
MODE: Narrative

One day I was trying to ride my bike, but when I did I fell down. I still got up and tried again. One day I got up on my bike and then I peddle hard and fell . When I fell I scraped my knee. My mom gave me a bandage.

Then I went out side and got my bike. That time a kid was walking he saw me fall so he came up to me and said ‘‘I will teach you how to ride a bike.’’ So the kid went to his house and took his bike out of the garage. He came to my house and then he showed me how to ride a bike. He then told me to get on my bike. So I did then he said peddle and I will hold you. He hold me but then he let me go. I was riding my bike like 1 minuet. Then I was going to fall. He came running and got me before I fell to the ground. He told me that he will teach me how to ride a bike tomorrow.

When he left I tried to ride my bike. I was getting better and better every minuet. He saw me and told me I was doing good. Each time he came I was doing better. One day he came. I told him I could ride my bike now. Then he told me I was + a quick learner.


3. Book Report


4. Nathaniel Greene
By R. L.

In 1778 the war spread to the south. British troops captured Savannah, Georgia. As the redcoats moved in-land. Loyalist turned out to help them soon. The British had control of much of North Carolina, South Carolina. But the rebels did not give up.

The war in the South Carolina was kept alive by brave men like Francis Marion. Meanwhile, Washington sent general named Nathanael Greene to stop British forces in the Carolinas.

Nathanael Greene an American revolutionary war general is noted for his campaings against the British in the North and in the South Carolina between 1780 and 1782. Many historians rank him second only to Washington as military leader. Greene was born to A Quaker family at Potowomut (warwick) R.L. Because he was interested in military affairs, the Quaker church, which is opposed to war expelled him. He served in the Rhode Island legislature from 1770 to 1772 and 1775. In October 1774 when trouble with Britian threatned. He organized a company called the Kentish Guards. His men would not let him act as a officer and served in the ranks. After the war Lenxington the Ketish Guards set out to aid the patriots at Boston. In 1776 he became a major general, and then he commanded the army of occupation in Boston. After serving at the siege Boston, Greene became Washington’s most trusted advisor, and was promoted to Major General.

Greene commanded a wing of the American army at Trenton, Princeton, Brandy wine and Germantown. Valley Forge winter Washington made him quarter master General-the officer in charge of getting supplies to the troops. the end