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Letting your Possessions
Tell your Story

Student Writer Instructions:

Listen to My Adidas by Run D.M.C. and notice how they tell their story through the perspective of their shoes which have had their own simultaneous journey.

This song shows a creative ways to tell your own story. As you listen, think about what parts of the song are effective in terms of idea development. What were the unique details and vivid imagery that conveyed the message clearly? How might you model that by letting your shoes, cell phone or eyes tell your story?

Also notice the organization. Did you like the opening and closing lines? Did you like the repetition and chorus as a way to tie the song together and remind the listener of the message?

After filling out the graphic organizer which asks you to interact with the song and then brainstorm how you might model it to tell your own story, carry your idea through the process.

When you are finished, you will have a polished piece that shares some of your life’s experiences through a unique perspective. If you are having trouble thinking of a possession that might help tell your story, look through the interactive buttons for ideas.


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