- Turn the title, a fragment, into a complete sentence which summarizes the story.
- Choose xx of Selig's favorite words. (You decide the number.) Based on the context, guess the meaning and part of speech of each one. Then use a dictionary to check your guesses.
- Make a list of the words you love.
I love the sound of these words in my ears.
I love the taste of these words on my tongue.
I love the thought of these words in my brain.
I love the feel of these words in my heart.
- Incorporate words from the list into a story, identifying them with italics.
- Find several favorite sentences to imitate. Follow their structure, not their content. (If you want to practice using a dash in your writing, choose one of Schotter's many examples to imitate.)
"Pursuing that perfect note, Selig found a young woman seated by a lake, playing a lute."
Hearing a soprano scream, Billy noticed a petite girl perched on the bleacher, rallying the fans.
- Go on a language arts scavenger hunt. Find one or more of each of the following:
- If you want to take a deeper look at participles, look at the lesson here.