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The Mine

By on May 26, 2015 in Writing | 0 comments

I had to crack up when I read my son’s homework assignment. He is obsessed with turning over all our belongings to find the “Made in” stamp. He spends a lot of time groaning, “Not China again!”

The assignment: Write a five (or more) sentence story or poem using at least six stem words from Michael Clay Thompson’s Building Language p. 84-85. The following is a first draft written by an (almost) eleven year old.

From August 21, 2013: our trip to the Soudan State Park Underground Mine in Soudan, Minnesota.

From August 21, 2013: our trip to the Soudan State Park Underground Mine in Soudan, Minnesota.

 

The Mine

by Nate R.

Descend into the mine where you will mine in subterranean tunnels. Then you export it to other countries for buildings and toys. Respect the Chinese, they make most of it. Inspect the iron, make sure it is pure. Then the turquoise with its aquamarine blue: make sure it is right and true!