Reasons to love this little lesson: students love the quirkiness of this assignment! What is your favorite thing about yourself?
Guess-who Characters — with a twist! That keeps them fresh and exciting! Or have students describe what happens at this celebration. The time limit makes it exciting. What do you like about it? Write about a time when someone helped you. Play with the time limit.
I appreciate it! If a bunch of kids are having a pinewood derby competition, you could put a young boy in your story, or a toy car, or a competition.