Reading Assignment: pp.78-118 in Out of the Dust
Writing Assignment: Clearly, playing the piano gives Billie Jo enormous pleasure. She talks about having a "hunger" for it; and the way she is playing it is "sizzling."* Playing, for her, is "heaven."
Please open your assignment by identifying the book's title and briefly describing Billie Jo's love for the piano. Then use a transition to describe what it is that makes you feel the way Billie Jo does about the piano, something along the lines of "Although I don't play the piano, I understand how Billie Jo feels. It's the same way I feel when I ....
Briefly describe the thing you love, whether it's riding a dirt bike or painting a landscape (an area of land)
So there are three parts to the assignment (1) introduce the book and Billie Jo's love for playing the piano (2) introduce what it is you love to do and (3) describe the activity. If at all possible include a simile or metaphor in your description of the activity or how you feel about it, for instance, "When I'm on my bike, I feel like the wind and I are one."
*Used in this way, "sizzling" means exciting, but it can also be used to describe food, as in "He had three eggs along with a plate of sizzling bacon." That means the bacon is hot and giving off drips of fat.