After soaking up the amazing post by author Elana K. Arnold, I wandered outside to give the activity a try. It was difficult for me, but I made some powerful discoveries along the way. To make your own writing discoveries about "Setting as a Reflection of Character" and to find out more about the author's books follow the link below:
Although I struggled with the quick write, I gained valuable insight from the process. Instead of posting my work I commented on a post and read through so many creative examples from the other campers. The examples lead me to the conclusion that I might need help organizing my thoughts with a graphic organizer for the senses. Then I could build better descriptions. Also, reading the posts made me realize that I needed to get to know my characters better in my mind and have a clearer picture of the person and how they would feel and act in the setting.
The process of reading examples and the comments from the author have helped me develop my reading like a writer skills. Working the same setting with the 3 different characters helped me to read and examine texts with a sharper eye. I dfinitely need to further develop the setting in a personal narrative about not giving up. This is a great lesson to include for a small moment story mini lesson.