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My Big Break!

introducing oneself with an organized essay and a creative People Magazine cover

A song by Kelly Clarkson is inspiring student writers to try new techniques with the traits of idea development and organization

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Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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WritingFix is currently seeking additional student samples from this writing assignment that can be featured in this space. Submitted student work must show evidence of revision, editing, and the final draft must be typed and sent through e-mail. Teachers: if you can help us obtain one, two or three student samples, along with a digital photo of the student(s) and a signed permission slips, we will send you either a complimentary copy of one of the Northern Nevada Writing Project's print publications.

Contact us at and write "Dust Bowl Blues" in your e-mail's subject line, if you have a student sample to share with us.

This is a brand new lesson posted over the summer of 2010.

Caroline will be publishing writing from her own students this Fall.

Anyone else using this lesson is invited to share student samples will us at

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