Use one of the techniques on the Ways to begin a story worksheet to begin writing your story– TYPE it (one page tonight). Concentrate on the INTRODUCTION of the story. The final draft will be TWO pages, but you are only doing ONE page tonight.
ANNOTATE: Find examples of literary devices in Fireflies. Pay special attention to the use of FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE and IMAGERY. Take note of which senses are being used in the description. At he bottom of the story, write a sentence explaining the THEME of the story.
WRITING: Choose one event from your timeline and write ONE PAGE using imagery and figurative language to make the event come alive for the reader.