- "Home Burial" annotations
- We talked about "Introduction to Poetry", "Eating Poetry," and "The New Poem".
- We got the Frankenstein pages for the textbook.
- We organized our binder into sections: textbook; writing (orange); Professor Foster (yellow).
- We talked about the frame story, what it is, and how it affects the narrative.
- We talked about "gothic" elements.
- We talked about "fondling the details".
- We also discussed "ghetto".
- Select a passage from Frankenstein you feel is worthy of further discussion. Write down the pages where it can be found, a few key words to identify it, and why you want to discuss it.
- Think about how/if your language changes based on who's in the room with you.
- We reviewed pages 4 and 5 and made sure everyone knew what plagiarism and academic fraud are.
- We talked about material that would be inappropriate to turn in for class, and we took notes on page 1 of our textbook.
- I answered the rest of the lunchbox questions.
- We logged in the cliché stories and the I Am a Russian Tailor poems (folder).
- We decorated our name tags.
- We finished all the cliché stories except Tanaeya's.
- We each shared the strongest detail (line or two) from our I Am a Russian Tailor poem.
- Choosing Precise Adjectives (p. 22)--we started talking about what general and relative terms are, and why we should avoid them.
- Writing Experiment #3
- Write for fifteen minutes (or more) on one of the Writing Resistance topics on page 17.
ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING
- We read James Pinkerton's "How to Write Suspense", and then we wrote our own suspense stories, trying to incorporate as much of his bad advice as possible into them.
- We put the stories up on the Big Screen and read the aloud.
- We logged in our Suspense Stories and our I Had the Weirdest Dream poem.
- We decorated our folders.
- We decorated our nametags
- I went over possible class
Dear Kiddo (p. 7)--at least one page long (typed, doublespaced, preferably)