Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Here's the agenda we used in class today:

Wednesday, 3/30/2011

·      Due
Put your homework in the drawer, please.

Writing Lesson
·      Clichés (p. 8) —let’s review the three from yesterday, and then let’s get to work on creating some fresh, new descriptions for these things! (8:16-8:23)
·      Trade three times for smileys.
·      Everyone share his/her best anti-cliché.
·      Take the pledge to avoid clichés in your writing.
·      Check out pages 9-10.  Put a question mark by clichés you don’t understand, and put a smiley by ones you like (even though they’re cliché).

·      TRUST (p. 2)--what it means, and why it's vital to this class.
·      Syllabus (p. 1).
·      Acceptable material—what’s off-limits
·      Your questions (little scrap-paper)

Writing Assignment
·      Earliest Childhood Memory--I share an early memory with the class, and we talk about it.
·      Now you grab an iBook, and you type your earliest memory--one paragraph (ten minutes).  We hand-wrote them today, since we only had fifteen minutes left.

When you finish your paragraph, ask yourself these questions:
1.      What colors can I add?
2.     What textures did I feel?
3.     What sounds did I hear?
4.     What’s my overall feeling about this memory?  Did I learn something from it?  Do I like remembering it?  What emotions come with it?

Write your answers at the bottom of your paragraph—a list is fine!
Lastly, go back to your paragraph, and CIRCLE you FIVE strongest DETAILS.
Make sure your name is on this copy, then throw it in the drawer, please.

·      None

  • We all got iBooks and created Shelfari accounts.
  • We read!  :-)
  • We did Read-Think-Talk chats today about point-of-view, after going over the questions for clarification.
  • I explained how to do make-up reading, and I handed out the form for that.


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