This is another exercise from Elbow and Belanoff's Community of Writers that
works well to move the class from simple description to creating a story or
using description to enhance that story. It's fun and gets students to enjoy working
together. Usually I do this as a classwide activity to model the exercise, and then I
have them break into groups for another narrative. Once in groups, I have them
decide on titles for their narratives. You can put these on the board, and when you're finished, you can have the
class can vote on the best narrative.