This is the first assignment in WriteAtHome’s Middle School Composition 3 course. It’s one of my favorites. It’s a great way to kick start a new school year.
The ancient Greek writer Aesop tells a story of two unlikely friends. It begins when a mouse is captured by a ferocious lion.
A popular descriptive writing assignment for middle-schoolers…
In one unusual scene in Toni Morrison’s novel, Song of Solomon, two young men come across something unexpected on a car roof in the middle of large city — a peacock. There’s no explanation for its presence. The scene is not important to the plot, though it has symbolic significance. Whatever of the author’s intentions, the image stands out in the reader’s mind because it is a surprising contrast. Your job in this assignment is to describe an “out-of-place” object