Writing Assessment Topics


by C. H.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
1. When I Met DC Talk
2. Jamie
3. Book Report
4. Nathan Hale


Writing Assessment, January 2000


1. When I Met DC Talk
By CH

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

One day I was coming home from school my mom said “Courtney, come here.” I said “Why mom.” She said “I have something for you” “Cool” “Here I have two tickets to see DC talk live. “WOW”

When we were at the concert we got front seats. I was so happy the concert was almost done. I waited in line for an half hour. Finally I got their autograph.

Well that was what I've always wanted to do. It was really fun. I will never forget going to see DC talk live.

THE END!!



2. Jamie
By CH

STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM: WRITING, 5th Grade (1999-2000)
TOPIC: 7. Imagine that you have the chance to meet a character from a book. Make up a story about what happens.
MODE: Imaginative

It was a nice sunny day when I met Jamie. I was walking home from my friends house when I saw a girl sitting by the road. She had red curly hair and blue eyes. Her shirt had roses on it, and her jeans were those Flares. So I walked up to her and asked what her name is. She said it is Jamie Johnson or Jennie Spring. “WOW.”

I asked her if she wanted to come over. She said sure. I was so happy.

When we were at my house I asked her if it was true she had a boyfriend named Revee. She said it was. I told her I had read all her books. She asked they were the books about her and her two families. I said they were. She told me they were true. Then I said I enjoyed them alot. She said that the author was Carol B. Cooney.

At 5:00 she had to go back to New Jersey. I said bye, and I wished to see her again. That is the end of my story.

The End


3. Book Report


4. Nathan Hale
By CH

I was born June 6, 1755 in Connecticut. I had 12 brothers an sisters. I was good at athletics and scholarship. I graduated in 1773. I taught school for two years. On July 6, 1775, I joined the continental army, and I was stationed in Boston.

I later became a Captain and came to New York on April 30, 1776. I was selected by Thomas Knowlton to lead a company of famous Knowlton Rangers. Later that summer General Washington asked if a ranger would go spy on British troops on Long Island. Many rangers tried talking me out of it, but I knew I needed to do this for our country. Sometimes you need to take a stand, even if its a personal risk, I couldn’t turn my back on my country.

I went behind British lines and provided to collect information. I wasn’t trained in the art of spying. I was captured by the British and on September 22, 1776, British executer asked if I had any final words to say, and I told him “I regret that have but one life to lose for my country.”

My story has served for many patriots who entered the professional of intelligence as an example of the highest degree of commitment, honor, and willingness to sacrifice for what you believe in.

The End