101 Things I am Thankful For

19 Nov

Quick Writes:

Write down as many things as you can think of that you are grateful for. Think in detail. Think small. Think big.

Choose 1 of the things you are thankful for and list as many things as you can think of that you like about it.

101 Things I am Thankful for Piece:

Write a poem of 101 things you are thankful for. 

Be sure to:

  • Write 101 lines (do not number them).
  • Be Descriptive, Don’t Just List. Don’t just mention a thing you are thankful for, mention a quality about it for example: Don’t say “My Dog,” say “When my dog plays catch with me” This way you can mention multiple qualities about a single thing.
  • Write it in 4 stanzas of 25 lines, with a 1 stanza line for a super special item.
  • Give your piece a creative title besides “101 Things I am Thankful For.”
  • Avoid repetitive structure “when my team wins; when my team rides the bus to a game; when my uncle cooks spare ribs; when my dog chases her tail.”

Example Pieces: 101 Little Things In Life That I Love and 101 Reasons to Wake Up Early


  • Piece Contains 101 Lines (25pts)
  • Lines are descriptive, not just a list (25pts)
  • Organized into Stanzas, Lines aren’t numbered, Original Title (25pts)
  • Grammar, Spelling, Lines aren’t repetitive (25pts)

Due Sunday November 29th

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