The first homework assignment in Room 204 is to look at the world with the eyes of a writer. This is the first step of writing. I don’t teach it by myself; many authors help through the books we use as mentor texts. Authors help teach us how to look, but it takes practice to really see the world around us. The words on paper become our new medium of “show and tell.” Looking is the first assignment and it is a regular weekend assignment. It is always my homework assignment, too. To get back in practice, I took a camera to document the way I look; the result is this piece of digital storytelling that will be used in Writing Workshop.