- We spent the first half of class reading submissions, logging in new subs, updating and organizing.
- Saying It Without Saying "It"
- We listened to Bill Withers's song/poem "Grandma's Hands" (p. 38).
- We brainstormed a list of our favorite people, then brainstormed physical, concrete things about them that would help us SHOW who they were/are.
- I passed out the rubric and went over the expectations.
- Due date: FRIDAY (We'll fill out the rubric in class Friday morning.)
- We passed back papers and did a folder log in.
- Thursday: TWO Post Secret Post Cards
- Thursday: ONE photo you can use for the worksheet on page 40
- Friday: Saying It Without Saying "It" poem (rubric to be completed in class Friday)
Writing Lesson Review
- What's important to remember about using and editing dialogue?
- Words to Use Instead of "Said"
Collaborative Writing Time (thirty minutes)
- Partner Dialogue Stories
- Being a Story with a Given First Line--Where Were You Last Night?
- I talked about the big picture on page 20.
- I read the example in the book, and then I read Ben T's example.
- We had thirty-five minutes to type and save our rough draft.
- I called people back individually to check pages 18-19, the work we did in class over connotation.
- We read for seventy-five minutes today.