- We starred our most thoughtful/insightful Reading Journal response for both the Nobokov reading and "Popular Mechanics". I talked with about half the class, one at a time back at my desk. I listened to their responses, and I made suggestions for "beefing up" responses with examples from the texts to support arguments made in the Journal. I'll chat the the other half of the class on Monday.
- We had a lengthy discussion about this very short story. :-) People made lots of insightful observations.
- I read Barth's "Minimalism" essay aloud (page 9), and we talked a little about what minimalism as a writing style might be. I handed out the essay assignment and the writing rubric, and we spent about thirty-five minutes on this timed essay. Everyone saved his/her work on the Student Volume in the "AP English" folder so we can look at them on the Big Screen during writing workshop next week.
- Read the Perrine article, pages 10-14 in your book. Annotate and/or highlight as you read.
- Respond to Reading Journal questions 1-4 (not 5).
- Pace your Frankenstein reading so that you can finish the book by classtime Wednesday, please.
- Worksheet over pages 4-5 in your book.
- We reviewed why we want to avoid cliche's in our writing.
- We finished having each person in class share his/her strongest phrasing.
- We read the cliché's on pages 19-20, putting a check mark by the ones we'd heard before, and a question mark by ones we had not. We discussed both lists.
- We got into trios and work on the Trio Cliché Story (p. 21). Most groups got a good start on their stories. We'll have fifteen minutes on Monday to finish them up, and then we're going to share them aloud.
- We got our folders and put our names on them.
- We got back Free Write #1 and logged it into our folder.
- Journal #1
ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING
- We spent the first twenty minutes typing "Free from Grammar", p. 2 in your text.
- We finished the "I Had the Weirdest Dream" poems, excepts Brit's, which we'll do Monday?
- Alternate Word Definitions--we went to page fourteen and had a giggle over these. We'll come up with our own next week. :-)
- "Still Life", p. 3
- Make sure it has a title, and make sure it's typed, and make sure it's ready to hand in when you walk in the door Monday, please.