Five words can tell a lot. They can paint an honest to goodness picture when you throw in a little imagination. My daughter-in-law is a second grade teacher. She asked her students to use only five words to tell about themselves. You may think that's not a lot, but it is...especially if you can read between the lines. One boy in her class wrote: My dad is in jail. Those five words told me a lot about this young man. They painted a picture of his life for me.
Since I'm all about quick activities, let's try this one ourselves.
Writers, use five words to tell me about yourself. I'll go first: I'll keep trying and trying!! What does that tell you about me?
Your turn, you got next! If you feel like writing more after your five words, go for it, especially if you're having fun.
Teachers and parents, as usual, you can do this activity orally or in written form. Don't forget to model the exercise first or you'll get responses like: I have long brown hair. That's not the kind of picture we want to paint!
Rejoice in the good time that a simple writing exercise can offer and please share your five little words. Let us all read between the lines!