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Eric Mayhewon 29 August 2013
Transcript of My Story
Create the story of you
Who Am I?
Draw a horizontal line
Birth - Today
Enter important, meaningful life events
When did you start middle school?
When did you start elementary school?
What did you do before you went to school?
What is your favorite/least favorite memory before school?
What is your favorite/least favorite teacher?
What is your favorite/least favorite school memory
What is your favorite thing to do? When did you start?
When were your great accomplishments?
When were your family's great accomplishments?
Has anyone close to you passed away?
Where have you lived?
When did you move?
When were your siblings born?
Free writes can take any form:
"Just Keep Writing"
Who are you?
What defines you?
Who defines you?
Are you a spiritual person?
How has family shaped you?
How have you shaped your family?
Where are you from?
This is a Haiku.
Your story in simplest form
Just five, seven, five
Make a vertical scale from +5 to -5 on the left side.
Gauge each of your experiences on the scale with a dot.
This will give you a visual representation of your experiences to support your story
Peaks and Valleys
What is Identity?
Re-read your free write.
Do any lines stand out to you?
Today is filled with anger
fueled with hidden hate
scared of being outcast
afraid of common fate
Today is built on tragedies
which no one wants 2 face
nightmares 2 humanities
and morally disgraced
Tonight is filled with rage
violence in the air
children bred with ruthlessness
because no one at home cares
Tonight I lay my head down
but the pressure never stops
knawing at my sanity
content when I am dropped
But 2morrow I c change
a chance 2 build a new
Built on spirit intent of Heart
based on truth
and tomorrow I wake with second wind
and strong because of pride
2 know I fought with all my heart 2 keep my
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow
Put together a final product to put on the wall. incorporating:
Self Portrait (optional)
This is Me - Final Product
Contemplate your life as ONE WORD.
Heart of the Matter
Create a Haiku that sums up:
Middle school was rough!
In high school I've found my song
Nashville, here I come!
Who the heck am I?
Sometimes things move stinking fast.
Napping in college?
So I will leave it
At bay; and hope for the best
This bitter new day
My childhood was really rough
I moved around a lot because of my parents
All I want to be is a good mom