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1 CHILDHOOD PASSION Name: __________________________ Class: ________________ When you are younger, did you have ideas about what you wanted to be when you grew up? Did you want to be a sports hero? A movie star? A video game designer? In this writing assignment you will have the chance to remember and write about what you wanted to do or be when you were younger. Getting Started: Brainstorm your first thoughts… When you were younger, what did you want to BE? Why? When you were younger, what did you want to DO ? Why? What kinds of activities/hobbies did you do or imagine you could do to make this come true? Reading: Lash La Rue Questions to answer on your paper. 1.After reading, Lash La Rue what evidence did the author give for he how learned about cowboys. Give 2 pieces of evidence.______________ ____________________________________________________________ 2. What is one characteristic that the author admired about Lash La Rue? _______________________________________________________________

2 Reading: Lash La Rue 6. Fill in the details below about Lash: What did he wear? ______________________________________________ What could he do? ______________________________________________ 7. Create an example of alliteration using either Cowboy or Lash: ______________________________________________________________ 8. What could be an onomatopoeia that Lash would say________________? 3. What type of figurative language does Spinelli use to describe the Lash’s whip in paragraph 6? a. simile b. alliteration c. metaphor d. personification 4. How do the author’s feeling about becoming a cowboy change between the introduction and conclusion of the essay “Lash La Rue?” a. He discovers he has too many dreams. b. He realizes he cannot be a cowboy, because they are too cool. c. He identifies his childhood passion of becoming a cowboy. d. He recognizes his dream of being a television cowboy. 5. Which word means the opposite of the word coiled as used in this selection: “He carried it coiled at his belt.” a. curled b. woven c. straight d. near

3 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O/P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Write about a hero, or a job, or a game you were passionate about when you were younger. Explain in a multi-paragraph essay the job, game, or hero you were passionate about as a child. Be sure to include details and an engaging introduction and conclusion.

4 Name: ____________________ Childhood Passion Big Idea ______________________________________________________ Thesis: What is your main point about your childhood passion? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Big Idea Supporting Details Supporting Details Supporting Details What do you want to leave the reader to think about?

5 Chart Organizer: Name:_______________________________________Class:________________ If you would prefer not to use the KITE this is the second format you can use for a prewrite. Thesis Statement: (Write your main point of your childhood passion) – No I’s ______________________________________________________________________________ Big Idea of that Passion __________________ ___________________ Explain - ___________________________ _______________________________ Big Idea of that Passion ___________________ ___________________ Explain - ___________________________ _______________________________ Conclusion: ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________

6 Name: ________________________Date: _______________Due: 9/25 Goal to work on: _______________________________________________ Directions: Use the best ideas from your prewriting to write your first draft on the scratch paper provided. Since it is a draft, it is okay to cross out words and sentences and try different ways to get your ideas across. You may use a commercially published thesaurus and dictionary in print form only. No electronic tools may be used. Remember, your first draft will not be scored. *Write First Draft on Own Paper in Folder Writing Final Draft Directions: Before you begin your final draft, read the checklist on page 2. Then make revisions and edits to your first draft according to the checklist. When you have made your revisions and edits, write your final draft on this page and the next four pages, if you need them. After you have finished writing your final draft in the booklet, read the checklist one more time to make sure you have done your best writing. If you need to make any final revisions or edits, make them on your final draft. Remember, you may use a commercially published thesaurus and dictionary in print form only. No electronic tools may be used. Your final draft will be scored. Title __________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________

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