Guided Writing


Guided Writing

Of My House

By: Manisha

I am right across from my house and I see a big tree on the left. There is a palm tree, bushes, and a few flowers on the right, same for the left side of my house. When you enter there are to sago palms and a gate.

You enter the gate into a small courtyard then there is a door, my front door. The door has shiny windows on it. It is bordered by an olive green color.

When I open the door there is a living room and on my left there is a hallway. The living room is in front of me. You can sort of see the backyard.

I will enter the living room and there will be a door to the kitchen. I go to the kitchen first thing. Usually my cat(s) are there meowing for water from the sink. The cats are usually on the counter or the kitchen table.

I like the fridge, because when I walk to it I’m hungry. I also like the pantry, that’s where the good food is. I am hungry when I go to these places.

Next, I go to the bathroom, because when I come home I usually have to go to the bathroom.

I have 4 cats and 2 dogs. The dogs are in the backyard. The cats are usually in the kitchen or in my mom’s bedroom. I also have 2 fish, but there at my dad’s house.

In my kitchen there is a table. That’s where I eat, or I eat at the counter where there are a few stools. I have memories of conversations with my family and eating. Well of course eating, because it’s a kitchen!

Then I go thru the dining room into the hallway into my bedroom. I like sitting on my bed with a laptop or with my cat purring while I pet her. I like to pace in my room while I talk on the phone. I also like to read in my bed. I like my bed, because I like sleeping in it and it used to be my sister’s.

I walk thru the hallway, and into the living room, out the back door in the kitchen or the living room. I see my dogs, usually sitting or sleeping. I look at the rocks and trees behind it; I take a deep breath and Splash! I’m in the pool and swimming in the heat of the sun.


  1. Angie said:

    You have a very personal way of wording things. It’s like talking to a good friend. I hope you keep writing, you have neat things to say!

    July 14, 2007
  2. I can see your house as I read your piece. And when you jumped in the pool, I felt refreshed!

    July 17, 2007

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