Recently I asked my expository writing students to write a twenty-six word passage that made sense. It’s not so hard; my students are smart. The challenge, however, was that each word had to follow the alphabet in alphabetical order. The passage could be more than one sentence but only twenty-six words and must follow the alphabet perfectly.
Here are some student examples:
A bee cuddles dandelions extravagantly, fighting gnats; hellishly injecting juice killing lots. Multitudes near old pines quietly reconstruct sad teachings, undividedly veering with x-gaming yellow zebras.
A bloody communist decides exploiting fascism gets him into juvenile klans learning most notably of people quitting stereotyping then using violence with Xanax yearning zombies.
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