Bucket List
Writing Assignment One
8th Grade Language Arts
Day One
What is a Bucket List?
What is a Bucket List?
• A Bucket List is a list of things you want to
accomplish before you “kick the bucket” (what
does that mean?).
• Your Bucket List should be realistic, but
challenging.
– Choose activities that you will be able to do, but
are not too simple or difficult.
Eliminating Activities from your List
• In order to eliminate one thing from your list,
you must successfully complete that activity.
• Not completing an activity can leave you
feeling disappointed in yourself and regretting
that you would have worked harder to achieve
that goal.
Eliminating Activities from your List
Bucket List
• At the end of the year, hopefully you will be
able to eliminate some things from your list.
• Keep in mind that the year flies by and you
will need to set time aside for these things
that mean something to you.
• Make sure to challenge yourself, but be
realistic.
• Homework: Fill out your bucket list!
Bucket List
Writing Assignment One
8th Grade Language Arts
Day Two
What’s on YOUR Bucket List?
A boy named Max, who lives in
England, watched the movie and
created his own bucket list.
What’s on YOUR Bucket List?
Writing a Paper from your Bucket List
• Your paper should follow this outline.
I.
Introduction
I.
II.
II.
Introduce yourself
Provide a description of who you are
Middle School (Short Term) Paragraph
I.
II.
List goals
Provide reasons
III. High School (Long Term) Paragraph
I.
II.
List goals
Provide reasons
IV. Life (Long, Long Term) Paragraph
I.
II.
V.
List goals (choose your top 3-4)
Provide reasons
Conclusion
I.
II.
Summarize
Wrap up
Writing a Paper from your Bucket List
• Each paragraph NEEDS to be 5-7 sentences,
INCLUDING your introduction and conclusion.
– In the intro, provide some information about who
you are (your past, your family, your likes &
dislikes).
– In your conclusion, pick a few of your most
favorite list items and tell why you are particularly
excited about those then wrap up.
– For each paragraph in between, it should be very
easy to write at least 6 sentences (one sentence
for each goal + one for each reason = 6 sentences)
Writing a Paper from your Bucket List
• Each paragraph is worth 5 points (total for
paper = 25 points)
• Your Bucket List itself is worth 10 (due TODAY!)
• Bringing a completed rough draft on Monday
is worth 10 points
• We’ll peer edit/proofread on Monday
• Bringing a completed final typed copy on
Wednesday is worth another 5 points.
• This project is worth a TOTAL 50 points.
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Bucket List