The Million Word Essay

Contemporary Literature
Mrs. Kirk
The Million Word Essay
August 13, 2015
Dear Parents:
It’s only fair that our first homework assignment in Contemporary Literature is for you. Yes, you are
getting a homework assignment!
The reason behind this assignment is that it takes me a great deal of time to know your child, however,
you know your child best, so this activity gives you a chance to tell me what you think I should know
about your student. Also, it gives me a chance to see your child through your eyes, gather an understand
of his/her strengths and weakness, and future aspirations.
Here’s the assignment: In a million words or less, please tell me about your child. You can tell me what
you think your child’s strengths and weakness are, what you’d like for your child to learn this year, your
child’s interests, family life, etc. I will not share this information with anyone else.
You can either send your assignment with your child or email it to be at [email protected] by Friday,
August 21, 2015.
Thank you for your participation and I look forward to meeting you at our Open House on August 19 at
7:00 p.m.
My best,
Jen Kirk
English Department
Westerville North High School
[email protected]