Cain has been slacking off his homework for the past 10 weeks, so aside from getting daily e-mails from his teachers, I have also given him a chance to make it up to me by writing a 500 word essay a week or a 500 word essay for each television program or movie he watches. (Clever of me to ground him from TV w/o really saying it in so many words huh?) He’s written two so far, with two more in the works, just in need of some editing for the final draft. The current one he is working on is entitled “10 Ways to Piss Off Your Mom”. I share it with you in it’s unedited 12yr old boy misspelled scrawl(the numbers down the side of each page are his word count per line)

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  1. workday
    workday says:

    yikes! the creative mind of a 12 year old. just imagine the pranks he plays on his school crush!? good luck. i think this is a great assignment. how would he respond on your editing this work and having him do a 2nd draft? maybe he could write an accompanying piece from his mom’s perspective. you may have a novelist in the making. . .

  2. Melissa
    Melissa says:

    He’s working on a final draft right now. I’ll post it when it’s done.

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