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Title: Directions%20

Leading With An Anecdote
  • Directions Models

What is an anecdote?
  • An anecdote is a short, personal story.
  • Its use is to captivate the reader by luring
    him/her into your paper.
  • Speak from your experience (in other words, use
    what you know!)
  • Preface the anecdote you must introduce your

How do I preface an anecdote?
  • To preface an anecdote, one must introduce the
    idea that you are telling a story.
  • Think about how you tell a story orally
  • Think about how people get the attention of those
    they want to share with
  • I remember a time when
  • Ill never forget
  • Remembering.makes me
  • The scent of.always reminds me of

Student model
  • Prompt
  • Everyone has an activity he/she enjoys doing. It
    might be a hobby, a favorite sport, or playing an
  • Think about ONE activity you enjoy.
  • Write to explain what the activity is and WHY you
    enjoy it.

Student model
  • I will never forget the adventures I had with
    Carter and Sadie while reading the book The Red
    Pyramid by Rick Riordan. We traveled from place
    to place, trying to stop the evil, mythical
    Egyptian god Set. We battled monsters and
    creatures and continued our journey to get to
    Set. Finally we reached Set, defeated him, and
    saved the world. This book is a perfect example
    of why I love reading. Reading is exciting, it
    helps you learn things, and it helps you become a
    more creative person.

Student model
  • I will never forget the time when I crashed my
    bike into a brick mailbox. It was outside with
    the wind in my hair and the sun in my face. I was
    racing the kid down the block in the cul-de-sac.
    I did not see the brick mailbox come up. I didnt
    turn in time and BAM! My bike crashed into it
    launching me over the mailbox and landing me
    roughly onto the concrete, scraping all the skin
    on my arm. Despite that painful accident, I love
    bike riding. I find it relaxing, great exercise,
    and it helps me unwind and focus on the more
    important things in life.

Lets Practice
  • Prompt
  • Everyone has had a disappointment sometime in
    his/her life.
  • Think about a time you were disappointed.
  • Write to explain what it was and why you were so

Lets practice more
  • Prompt
  • Everyone has an idea of what they would like to
    be when they grow up.
  • Now, think about a career you would NOT like to
    have when you finish school.
  • Write to explain what career you would NOT like
    to have and WHY this is the career you would not

Student model
  • I can still picture the cold November day,
    sitting at the leather booth of a somewhat fancy
    restaurant. The waitress was just about to lean
    over and give me my spaghetti when, at the table
    right next to us, an old fat man threw up all
    over the table. The waitress rushed over where it
    began to drip off the corner of the table. She
    had to clean it up all by herself. I would NOT
    want to be a waiter because it is hard work,
    there is little pay, and I would have to deal
    with bad customers.

Student model
  • I will always remember the time I told my dad I
    fed the dogs when I didnt. Im going to give
    you one more chance to tell the truth, he said.
    As I denied what he was saying, he already knew.
    I ended up grounded from everything for two
    weeks. I will never forget the life lesson of not
    lying. Honesty is the best policy because when
    you lie you feel bad, you get into trouble, and
    parents always know.

  • Prompt
  • Most people have a game that is, or was, their
  • Before you write, think about a game that is, or
    was, your favorite.
  • Write to explain why that game is, or was, your

  • I will never forget the countless hours my
    family has spent playing Pictionary. We have the
    best time laughing at what one another draws and
    trying to decipher what certain shapes are. None
    of us are artists, so it makes the game all the
    more fun. Pictionary is my all-time favorite
    game. It holds a special place in my heart for
    the memories it brings back, the laughter it
    causes and the competition that arises between
    family members.