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The Birth of A Closer Look
by Jessie Reisch
Did you ever look at a blank piece of paper
and think, “I don’t know what to write about!”?
Well, with A Closer Look, I didn’t have to worry
about that because A Closer Look came from an assignment
from my editor at Rigby Publishing. The story was a part of a
Guided Reading Anthology for fourth and fifth grade school reading
programs. I was given a topic (making inferences), and list of
synonyms and antonyms I needed to include in the story. So it
was my job to create a story within those boundaries. The theme
of A Closer Look was borrowed from Suspense Thriller
movie maker, Alfred Hitchcock’s, Rear Window.
This story is about making inferences-guesses based on clues
the main character thinks she sees. Her imagination gets the
better of her until, at a closer look, she realizes what she
thought she saw was not it all!