This week, we will begin our exploration of fiction elements. As we prepare to study setting, we will stretch our creative writing muscles and bring a setting to life. Start by finding an image online that depicts a given setting. The image can be a photograph of a real place that you’ve visited, or a picture of any environment that inspires a story. Write a 8-10 sentence description of this setting. Write your description as it were an excerpt from a longer narrative that provides exposition to establish setting. Include details that help your reader visualize the setting clearly.
Provide a link to the image that inspired your story. The link cannot be to any social media site or other website that would be blocked on school computers. The content should be school appropriate.
There are three examples below:
To make comments this week, you will select two setting descriptions to read. DO NOT LOOK AT THE PHOTOGRAPH UNTIL AFTER YOU READ THE SETTING DESCRIPTION. Read your peer’s description, then look at the picture, and in response, compare how you visualized the setting with the real thing. Discuss what details in their description helped you visualize the image in a way that was similar too or different from the actual image. Add any ideas you had that could help develop this into a full story!