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Copy of Auburn Junior High School Writing Guide: Bucket List Essay



Based on your viewing of the movie The Bucket List and your reading of Tim McGraw's song, "Live Like You Were Dying,", write a 5 paragraph essay that explains three goals you hope to reach in your life time. Your essay must include:

An introduction paragraph

3 body paragraphs (USE TDEC)

A concluding paragraph

3 photos that support your writing


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Essential Question

What is a bucket list and what purpose does it serve in a person's life?

What are 3 the types of goals you hope to accomplish during your lifetime?


Guiding Questions

What are some strategies you can use to ensure you are reaching your life goals?

What are the effects on a person when life goals are accomplished?

What are the components of an effective essay?


NYS Health and Common Core Learning Standards

NYS Health Standard 1: Personal Health and Fitness Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity, and maintain personal health. 



Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, an analysis of relevant content.

8W2a: Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information using strategies such as DEFINITION, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect

8W2b: Develop a topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples; include formatting, graphics, and multimedia when useful to aid comprehension.

8W2c: Use precise language adn domain-specific vocabulary to explain a topic.

8W2d: Use appropriate and varied TRANSITIONS to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.

8W2e: Provide a CONCLUDING statement or section that explains the significance of the information presented.

8W2f: Establish and maintain a style appropriate to the writing task.

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