Do you have a favorite pet who has passed away? It can be your own pet, a friend’s pet, a grandparent’s pet, or even your neighbor’s pet. Write a newspaper obituary for this pet who has died. Tell what you liked most about this animal. Explain what this pet will be most remembered for. (If you don’t know what an obituary is, please click on the link and read about it on Wikipedia.)
Remember that spelling, punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure all count. To get ten points, you must write ten complete sentences, using good grammar, correct spelling, appropriate punctuation, etc… Besides, isn’t your pet worth the extra time and effort it takes to make sure your writing looks good?
Want an example of an obituary for a pet? Here’s one:
Gershwin was our pet raccoon. He died suddenly on September 10, 2010. We think he might have had a heart attack because he had been eating a lot of rich food, but no autopsy was given. His funeral will be held on September 12, 2010 out behind our house, near the apricot tree. Gershwin will be remembered fondly as the raccoon who liked to eat cat food. He also used his tongue to tickle people’s feet while they watched TV. He will be missed for many years to come.
Since it’s seven sentences long, this example would be worth seven points (as it has no errors). You can choose an ordinary house pet for your obituary. Write about a dog, a cat, a goldfish, or some other pet you’ve lost.