This week we are in the process of writing a 5 paragraph essay about friends. The social scene is vitally important to 8th graders and so I am asking them to spend some time reflecting on the attributes they look for in a friend. We are also focusing on strong topic sentences and transitions. We have written our key word outline and rough drafts. This weekend is an excellent time to have a family discussion about friends. Share what you value in your friends and how you choose friends.