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Writing an InstaMemory

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Writing an InstaMemory

smartphone in female hands taking photo
So you're having a great time and want to capture the moment. One way to do so is to take a picture, whether it's a selfie or an action shot. In this writing activity, you'll describe a real or make-believe photograph.

Your Turn Create a cellphone snapshot.

  1. Imagine a favorite memory as a cellphone picture.
  2. Finish this sentence starter: My memory snapshot shows . . .
  3. Keep writing until you’ve described your memory snapshot in full. Make sure to include who is in it, what is happening, where it is happening, and when it is happening. Note colors, emotions, facial expressions, and other visual details about the moment.
  4. Read your memory snapshot. Does your writing create a clear picture?

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