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Graduation Qualifying exam
CTB McGraw-Hill
2002
District: na
State: IN

[Susan notes: How many adults are capable of writing a short story on any topic, making it interesting and exciting?

How about writing a short story about a work site?

Let's take this writing prompt to our political leaders and see how they do.
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Directions:
Read the writing prompt below and complete the writing activity.

Is there some particular job or occupation that you think would be an interesting way to make a living? What would your workday be like while working at that job or in that profession?

Write a story about a person doing this kind of work. You may invent a main character or base him or her on someone you know. Create a setting that would suit someone employed in this occupation and include events that would show this character in action. Make your story exciting or interesting to show why you think this kind of work would be a good way to make a living.

Be sure to include
a description of the main character and his or her occupation
the setting in which the story takes place
events to show your character in action
a beginning, a middle, and an end to your story
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