During the next few weeks you will need to think about all of things you learned from Officer Potts and your classmates in our DARE program. You can also use your DARE workbook as a helpful resource to review the topics we studied.
are to write a multi paragraphed essay about your DARE experience. What topics do you want to discuss? How do you feel about the DARE program? What have learned in DARE than can help you
stay drug-free and avoid violence? Why do
you think it is important to be drug-free and avoid violence? What did DARE teach you about interacting
with other people? You could also add a
paragraph about the prizes, DARE cards, the hot dog barbecue, Officer
teaching and his personal interest in students, if you wish. This is your essay. Make
it your personal experience.
may have proofreading help but make sure that the proofreader leaves
opinions and feelings as you expressed them so that it is your essay. If you would like me to read your essay,
please have your rough draft to me by
Now, because this is also a writing assignment, you’ll want to you use correct conventions, (grammar, punctuation, spelling), good word choice, voice, sentence fluency (varied sentence starters, no run-on sentences) and remember the 4 T’s (time, topic, talker, territory) of paragraph organization. Be sure you have an introduction (mini) paragraph at least 3 nicely developed paragraphs about DARE and a wrap-up conclusion paragraph.
print two copies; one for Officer Potts and and one for your finished
writing folder. Your essay is due on January 18, 2008
Your essay is due on January 18, 2008
I was very impressed by everyone’s participation and comments during the DARE classes, so I am confident that you will write a great essay. Start writing and good luck.
D.A.R.E. Essay Checklist
You are to write a multi paragraphed essay about your DARE experience.
IDEAS/CONTENT AND ORGANIZATION
Last updated January 3, 2008