Friday, March 9, 2012

HW 2 for First Person American

Photos from our trip to SLS Family Dance.

For next Friday, March 16:
  • Based on the review and critique of your story, use the feedback and your classmates' follow-up questions to edit and revise your story.
  • Keep exploring details. Remember the 5 W's. Follow the story arc. Show, don't tell. Let the reader envision and SEE your story through the details in your writing.
  • For next week, bring a printout of your revised story.
Good follow up questions:

  1. How did you feel in that moment?
  2. How did you learn English?
  3. Who helped you?
  4. Describe that person. What does she look like, act like?
  5. Do you still keep in touch with her?
  6. What do you want to say to her? How do you want to thank her?
  7. What dreams did you have about the US? What were you expecting?
  8. How did you make your decision to come here?
  9. Describe how your welcoming person helped you.
  10. How have you shown your gratitude?
  11. How did you feel coming here without your parents?
  12. How did your family react when you left?
  13. Describe a specific moment when your welcoming person made you feel welcomed.
  14. Talk about any regrets you have about leaving your country.
  15. How do you know your welcoming person?
  16. Talk more about the night before you left.
  17. How did you feel when you came here?
  18. How do you want to thank your welcoming person?

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