This week's writing assignment will be to research a civil rights activist. This is the prompt: You are a history teacher at a local high school. You want to teach your students about Americans who have worked to protect human rights. Research and write a short biography about a well-known civil rights activist. Think about how this person's beliefs and accomplishments compare to those of Cesar Chavez. You will then take on the persona of your activist and present an actual speech of his or hers to the class.
This week's writing assignment will be to write an animal story. This is the prompt: Your class is going to create a magazine featuring animal stories. Your task is to write an animal story as if you were the animal. Your story should describe a problem that the animal might face. It should also include a turning point and a resolution of the problem.