It's about a boy who comes to America from another country. I won't tell you more than this--because you'll be discovering so much as you listen to his story.
The first three pages of his story are below. You'll see that he is unfamiliar with many things he sees in America--can you figure out what he means by how he describes them? There are many reasons why he describes them as he does--not just that he is from another country. Can you guess what those reasons might be?
A good writer is not only willing to look at topics or objects from all different angles, a good writers is willing to look at topics or objects as if he or she has never seen them before. A good writer is also aware of how he or she is influenced by his or her own background.
Assignment: This week is Halloween. Make a list of all the things you might see on Halloween (at least 5)--pumpkins, costumes, black cats--For each of the items on the list, write a description as if you were Kek--seeing it for the very first time, not knowing anything about Halloween.
Then, write a short letter to Kek and tell him about Halloween. It's your perspective--you can include what you think about it, how you feel about it--but be sure Kek understands what a Halloween is like in Asheville, North Carolina, the United States.