Please describe a setting. Take a moment to think about a place that is important to you. You may choose your room or a particular part of your home or backyard. Or you could write about a place you went this summer, perhaps camp or somewhere you went for vacation. Once you have decided on a place, I would like you to do a short exercise I call “Making a Movie Behind your Eyelids.” It works like this. Close your eyes and imagine you are in your special spot. Stay there for a moment. Really take some time to be in that place. What do you see? Look around carefully. What do you hear? What do you smell? What do you feel? (This feeling could either be the actual sense of touch or more of an emotional sense.)
Once you have lived in this place for some time, open your eyes and write!!! If you run out of things to say, close your eyes again and see what you notice that you did not already include in your response.
Generally, your response should be at least 250 words, but please don’t just aim for that. Do the best job you can describing your setting. Don’t just add more to get to the minimum number of words. Make sure that each word counts! I recommend that you write your response in Word or as a Google doc and then cut and paste your response into the comment box. I encourage this, because in case something happens and your response doesn’t appear, you still have your homework!!! Good luck and have fun!
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