Because the sanitation worker's truck broke down in Lewisville, the workers were unable to pick up the citizens' trash. It overflowed into the streets, it caused accidents, animals ate it and became sick, etc. We discussed in class that it takes ALL kinds of people to help run a city and there is no shame in honest work. The job that our sanitation workers do is vital to creating a safe and orderly infrastructure. Watch as some students used this visual to write an opinion paragraph in their journals. They then provided peer to peer feedback and implemented the suggestions. Students even self-evaluated the quality of their own work into high, medium, and low categories. This is essential in helping them to learn to self-edit their writing.