Two astronauts were commissioned by NASA to go into space and find a foreign planet. While exploring the planet they found many treasures and decided to take them back to earth. Unfortunately, while entering the atmosphere of earth, they crashed, and their spaceship and treasures scattered in the middle nowhere. When the astronauts were discovered and brought back home they could not save the treasures and their mission became a failed one.
The crash was an outburst of color. Glass from the lightbulb scattered the damp cement as mixed beads rolled over the mess. Julia had accidentally dropped her project onto the hard stained platform as she tripped over a slanted step. When she vigorously began to rearrange the pieces into place outside of her science building, two men in white suits appeared from the pile. They said to have come as advisors from another dimension for clumsy mortals in difficult situations. Volunteering to help, relieved Julia of her stress and exchanged her frown for a smile. A kind act brought hope. (Andra)
Things to consider:
What has happened?
Where is this situation set?
Who are the people?
What are their jobs?
Use good adjectives so that your reader can picture the scene
My breath came in short ragged bursts. So what lies ahead of me I thought. Water dripped beside me wetting my leg. My leg. It was there. But I couldn’t feel it. It was jammed between two large stones. I was jammed between two large stones. In a crevice. In a mountain. I couldn’t move. I was thirsty. I could quench my thirst with the water. The hunger. The hunger was driving me mad. There was nothing I could eat. I looked at my leg. I had a knife in my pocket. I drew it. I must eat. I must.
My twelfth birthday is finally coming this Monday. I wonder what will happen when I turn twelve. On my birthday I’ll be joyed to have my friends over. I have planned so many tasks for my friends and I. When I’m twelve, I will experience a ton of new things and absorb more knowledge into my brain. I will understand more, meet new friends, and I’ll be more confident in myself. Turning older means turning a new leaf. I wonder what lies ahead of this year, or the next, but I know I can handle it. (Danielle)
Wake up at 5:30. I (Lucy) was going to Catalina island with my best friends on our last year that we were in the same school. I had grown up with these people for all my life and this was our last experience together as a class. I looked out to the ocean thinking for a while before getting on the boat. These were some of the most important people in my life that I wouldn’t be seeing for a long time, so what lies ahead of me in this new school. With no old friends, would I be okay?
I stand on the start line waiting…just waiting. My heart is pounding a million miles per hour as I stand there waiting anxiously for the gun to go off. My hands and legs are shaking so much that I almost stumble over. The uncertainty of not knowing when the gun will go off is killing me. I stand there thinking to myself, so, what lies ahead of me is a white chalk finish line that everyone has to cross. If I cross the finish line before the rest of the runners I could win a medal or a ribbon.(Savannah)
As I was walking to my mom’s car on the first day of school, the though of “so, what lies ahead of me this year?” was the only thing I could think about. The thought stayed with me the whole entire day, and I still wonder today “so, what lies ahead of me this year?” (Carly)
I walked into the karate studio, nervous for the upcoming belt test. As I put on my blue belt and waited in the testing line, I thought to myself, “so, what lies ahead of me when I get my brown belt?” Finally, the test began. I was asked to do a variety of kicks, punches, blocks, and exercises for the test. In the end, I earned my brown belt with a big smile on my face. (Tania)
The thunderous clapping was overwhelming as I thought to myself “…so, what lies ahead of this moment? Praise and celebration or sadness and grief?” When I stepped up to the podium I got a wave of emotions. The emotions I felt were almost unnatural. It felt as if there was a gargantuan theme park inside of me with roller coasters of every emotion. Nervous butterflies with vibrant colors ruled the skies above the park and looked like a beautiful rainbow. All of this I felt as I got ready to recite my speech for a spot on a student council. (Parker)