Here’s an expository writing assignment with all kinds of creative possibilities.
Write a letter nominating one of your parents (or both) for a prestigious Parent of the Year award. Or, if …
An analogy is a way of showing how two apparently unlike things are actually similar. One of the most famous analogies in modern movies was spoken by Forrest Gump: “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get.” Your job in this assignment is to explain something by using an extended analogy.
Think about the most memorable conversations you’ve ever had. What made them mean so much to you? Was it the person you were speaking to or the subject you discussed? Maybe a little of both? If you had to pick the most important conversation of your life, what would it be? How about the funniest? The saddest? The most exciting? The most eye-opening?
This assignment is to recreate a highly memorable conversation.