This particular text was taught as an expository text. The focus was on the details of the paragraphs in the body of an expository text, and the topic was Ramlieh. Students had to write a general introduction, and state their opinion about the Ramlieh field trip (or any other overnight fieldtrip they had been on). This was their second expository text written in a timed atmosphere. Tis particular text however turned out as a personal narrative as the student had difficulties discerning between the characteristics of an expository text and a personal narrative. However, since they earn that throwing away written work is like throwing away money, we decided toad it to their portfolio anyway and classify it as a personal narrative. This text was written was written by Yasmina © January 2012.
It looked bright, but I didn’t think it did. The fire wood was darkening by the minute.. We sat down on hard chairs with no comfort at all; everyone looked so happy but I thought the only thing they were happy about was the rooms! Everyone was planning parties! Finally they said “we are going to assign you your rooms, then you go up.”
They called Layan’s and mine name. We took our bags and up the stairs we went. Room “12”. We were hoping it would be huge with a luxury bathroom, but to our surprise it wasn’t. Our room looked cute but cold. We wanted it to be our own. We wanted to put our suitcases somewhere; we wanted to be relaxed that was key for us. We got changed, did our hair and we were out. Down to the so called “lobby”. Everyone looked happy with who they were with. I was surprisingly happy. When we went down, we all washed our hands then into the dining room for lunch. Meatballs and rice: it was also surprisingly yummy. My roommate hated it, she didn’t eat anything I felt bad! We played games such as mine field, archery and many more. What I couldn’t wait for was the night! I hoped everyone would all come to Layans and my room and we would have a party, but teachers oh teachers. The night was by far the worst of the whole trip. We cried ourselves to sleep that night missing our mommies.
Overall I think the trip was successful we hated the food but enjoyed the atmosphere. We did rope course was by far the best activity ever we went down the zip line screaming WAHH!. We were all so tired from the trip that most of us fell asleep on the bus. So far the best school trip ever.