A Writing Sample From an L.A. English-Language Learner

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Here is a writing excerpt from a Los Angeles middle school English-language learner born in the United States:

One day my mom and I were looking at all the stores. When suddenly I saw the pet shop were alot of animals were being sold. I loked though the window and pointed out the one I wanted. My mom told me to wait next week I do not have money right now. Later that eving I wished for a pet to come in a box wrapped as a gift. The week passed sloly and my gift did not come. When the week was over me and mom went aldo my mom semed very funny I asked her "What did you put on she answer that is nothing I just put some perfume. ...

Vol. 22, Issue 1, Page 59

Published in Print: September 4, 2002, as A Writing Sample From an L.A. English-Language Learner
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