All students and families are encouraged to accept Principal Laroche’s first Writing Challenge for this school year. The challenge objective is for students to practice expository writing, which simply means that you are writing to explain what you think and why you think it. Expository writing explains, describes, and informs.

Expository writing typically follows the following format –

  • Introduction with main topic that answers the prompt.
  • #1 supporting reason or example.
  • #2 supporting reason or example.
  • #3 supporting reason or example.
  • Conclusion that restates the main topic, revisits key details, and tells the lesson learned.

The best writing is the result of editing and revising before publishing your final piece. Principal Writing Challenge final drafts are due to Principal Lacroche by email (amber.laroche@austinisd.org) or paper by Friday, October 26th. Include student name, grade, and teacher name. Families are encouraged to support and participate with their child in my challenge.

All writing challenge entries will be celebrated at The Principal’s Writing Challenge Bulldog Share, in the library, Thursday, November 15th from 7:30-8:00 am. All participants will receive a special writer’s tool!

Principal’s Writing Challenge Prompt:

What are you thankful for? Think about the experiences, people, places, and times that have made you feel thankful. Write about what you are thankful for and why.