I showed these young writers how I can add thought shots to my writing to make it better. By adding thought shots readers are allowed into the mind of the writer or character. What was I thinking? What was going on in my mind or the character's mind? I gave them a few examples from other student produced writing and asked them to listen for it as I read my first draft the second time. I highlighted it each time that they said that they heard a thought shot. I also added a few more thought shots as I plodded along. I then invited the students to add some thought shots of their own. It was quite amazing to see them in deep thought. You could hear a pin drop in the room as revised their writing.
What does this have to do with memes? I thought about memes the previous day. What if I began a lesson on thought shots and I started it out with memes? The memes are a kind of thought shot. You have to read the character's face and read the thoughts of the character. It is a kind of thought shot. Then I thought I would bridge it over to my writing by asking, "How can I show what I am thinking in my personal narrative?" Then I would show them the use of thought shots.
Last night, I googled memes and how to make them. I found a website where you could upload a photo and then add captions to the photo. https://imgflip.com/memegenerator This website also had some examples of what people has previously created. I played around with a few. Here is what I came up with: (please keep in mind that I am an amateur at this):