Writing Assessment Topic


by J. Y.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
1. Eagles
2. Eagles
3. Book Report
4. Paul Revere


Writing Assessment, January 2000


TOPIC: Take a position on an environmental issue (pollution, endangered species, recycling or anything else) and convince your reader to agree with you.

1. Eagles
by J. Y.

Eagles are endangered species.
Many people hunt them even though hunting eagles is against the LAW. Many people just hunt them because they want to. Sometimes they even sell them.

When they get caught they have a fine and they get their guns taken away, they also have to go to jail for at least ten years.

Eagles have the keenest eye sight and can see a mile away. They can also see a rabbit jump from a far distance.

Their nest is called an eary. Their eary is seven feet wide and three feet deep. Their young ones are called eaglets. They have only two.

Once the first eaglet is born in December it grows at least seven inches tall. When the other eaglet is born in January the first eaglet usually bullies the younger one and it falls off. While the younger one tumbles down, the mountain side the eagles just sit and watch. That is why their are not very many eagles.

They eat rabbits, snakes, and other animals. Sometimes they can eat small elephants.
Their are feathers on top of the eagles head, those are called hackles. The hackles rais when they are about to make a kill, or there just afraid.

The End


STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM: WRITING (1999-2000)

1. Eagles
by J. Y.

Eagles have the keenest eye sight. They can see a mile away. When eagles are just born they can only see a couple inches away, they are completely helpless, but one eagle stays home to guard.

While they are growing they begin to develop hearing. When they were first born they couldn't hear a thing. When they are seven months old they are almost a grown eagle.

The fear male is bigger then the male. The has a seven wide wing spand. The male has a six wide wing spand. The difference is one foot.

Baby eagles are called eaglets. It is against the law to touch them. If the eagle sees the eaglet being touched he or she will attack what ever it is unless it happens to be a bear. If it is to late the eagle will eat the remains and fly off. One eaglet is left soon the eaglet will grow talons. Talons are the strongest thing on their body. They use them for hunting animals, picking up things and other stuff.

The End


3. Book Report


4. Paul Revere

Paul Revere
by J. Y.

Paul Revere was a American patriot who carried news to Lexington of the approach of the British. He warned the patriot leaders Samuel Adams and John Hancock of their danger, and called the citizens of the countryside to arms.

His exploit inspired Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s Paul Reveres ride, one of the most popular poems in American literature.

Revere made other contributions during the revolutionary War and aided the nation’s industrial growth.

Paul Revere was born in January, 1735, in Boston Massachusetts, the son of a silversmith. His family was of French Huguenot descent, and Paul’s father changed the family name from River merely “on account that the bumpkins should pronounce it easier.’’

Paul studied at North Grammar School in Boston, and learned the silversmith trade. In 1756, he served for a short time in the French and Indian war.

Then he married Sarah Orne and entered his fathers silversmith business. Revere soon became interested in supporting American liberty. He engraved a number of political cartoons that received wide attention.

As the leader of the Boston craftsmen, he worked closely with such revolutionary leaders as Samuel Adams and John Hancock. Revere took part in the Boston tea party on December 16, 1773. Revere also served as a special messenger for Boston patriots.

He was so familiar to the British in this role that his name appeared in London journals before the ride took place.

Two days before the ride took place, he galloped to Concord to warn patriots there to move their military supplies.