stones in the river activity

stones in the river activity - Add significant events. Are...

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SLCC Weber Personal Narrative/College Essay 1) Stones in the River (another activity to brainstorm stories from your life to write about). On a big piece of paper, draw a river so that it takes up most of the page with just a little space for the shore at the top and bottom. Put stones in the river for the places you have lived (cities/towns--but also more specific: neighborhoods, houses, your bedroom? What are the important places of your life?) Add to the stones the people who were significant or memorable in your life in these places. Using your sense of touch, what are remembered objects, pet(s) even? Add these to your stones. Now using your sense of smell, sight, hearing, and taste; add to your river.
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Unformatted text preview: Add significant events. Are there sad stones in your river? Add them. Do you have any happy stones that need to be placed in your river? Add stones that represent your passions. Add things, people, places, events on the shore that maybe you wish weren't a part of your life or that have been difficult for you. 2) Option A: Pick one item from your stones in the river drawing and write, using sensory details, about a page describing it. Option B: Pick one item from your stones in the river drawing and write about it for five minutes. Do this two more times (for a total of 3 5-minute free writes, and a page total)....
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course LIT 337 taught by Professor Jackson during the Winter '10 term at Grand Valley State.

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