Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

ACW
Sharing

  • We finished sharing the "I Had the Weirdest Dream" poems.

Poetry

  • What asked ourselves, "What matters in poetry?"
  • We read Observations About Poetry on page 16, then discussed them briefly.

Collaborative Writing

  • We wrote a class poem, then read each one aloud.  :-)

Homework

  • Timed Writing Journal--type for twenty minutes on "Tiny or Immense" from page 53.
CREATIVE WRITING

Organization
  • We talked about the important of trust (p. 1).
  • We talked about what is inappropriate material for class--we agreed as a classroom community on what these items would be.
  • We briefly discussed what surprised us about the information about cheating on pages 4-5.
Writing Lesson
  • We took five minutes to finish creating the anti-clich├ęs, and then we traded them with three other people for smileys.
Writing Assignment
  • Earliest Childhood Memory--I share an early memory with the class, and we talked about it.  Then everyone got an iBook and typed up his/her earliest memory--one paragraph (ten minutes).
  • I then showed a poem I made out of my story, and then everyone turned his/her paragraph into a poem.
Homework
  • None
MODERN PROSE
  • We read!   :-)


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