Last year Soupo was in second grade. Next year he starts third. (Which is the way it’s normally done.) Over the summer he’s supposed to practice his writing every day. So far, it hasn’t been every day, but more like once a week. (He’s also supposed to read every day, but he does that. If he doesn’t do his reading, he doesn’t get to play his Game Boy.) These are two of the stories he’s written so far.
Brody in the Pool
Once upon a time there was a dog named Brody. He hates the pool a lot. And I’m not saying just to be saying it he really hates the pool. But any way our story begins in the back yard.
One day Katcha and his brother Soupo went swimming in their pool when Brody jumped in a [and] got all wet.
He hopped out and started running around and around until he was cumpleetly [completely] dry and he never went back.
Brody in the Sand
Once upon a time there was a dog named Brody. Brody was a very fourchinit [fortunate] dog. Well on some ikaxins [occasions] that is. But before I tell you that story I have to tell you this story.
One day Katcha and Soupo were playing in the sand when all of a suden [sudden] a big I’m talken big and sary [scary] monster jumbed [jumped] in…
It was just our puppy Brody.
Anyway Brody jumbed in and started digging awawy [away].
He loved it so much he he [that one’s extra] dug all the time we got to play.
The next time he dug and dug and dug.