Writing from Literature Choose an event that you have read about. Find someone who remembers that event. Interview him or her and write an informative essay based on your interview and your reading. Your essay should briefly summarize the event, give the name of the person you interviewed, and explain that person’s reaction to the event.
the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (“A Eulogy for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”)
one immigrant’s story (“The New Colossus”)
Writing from the Real World Choose a historical period or event that interests you. Interview someone who lived through that period or experienced that event. Then write an informative essay that identifies the person you chose to interview and explains what you learned about the subject from him or her.
Writing for Media For a newspaper column called “Unsung Heroes,” choose someone in your community who helped a person, group, or cause without gaining recognition. Interview the people involved. Write an informative essay about the situation behind the act of kindness.