Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Drafting Your Own Where I'm From

Good morning,
Yesterday we read Where I'm From by Willie Perdomo. Today you have a chance to begin drafting your own version. Re-read the text again. Consider the details Perdomo includes: people, sights, sounds, smells, food, relationships, positive and negative details.
Remember that wherever you are from, no matter how ordinary it seems to you, it will seem exotic and interesting to someone who has never been there. Look for the contrast, the drama, and the beauty of your neighborhood.
Now open Google Docs, start a new document, name it correctly (#initialsWhere I'm From), and share it with me and Ms. Smith. In the beginning your draft may be sentences, lists, or random ideas, but you must begin to write something. You will be sharing your draft with a group on Friday so get going.

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