Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19th, 2011


When You Come In
1.      Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.
2.     Pick up the handout called “Poetry—Commenting, Revising and Editing” from the circle table”.
3.     Get an iBook.

Vital Information About Class
1.      The Blog:
2.     Take the oath of I-promise-I'll-never-come-in-and-ask-you-"Did we do anything when I was absent yesterday?"  :-)

Around the Block—Sharing and Peer Conferencing
1.           Read the Poetry—Commenting, Revising and Editing sheet.
2.          Put a star by three questions you want answered about your poem.
3.          Type those three questions at the bottom of your Around the Block poem.
4.          Share your poem on google docs with the two people I assign you.
5.          Type comments on each other’s poems.  Answer the three questions. 
6.         Read your comments, then make at least three revisions to your poem to make it stronger.
7.          Share it with me(“Kerrie Willis”) on google docs so that I can read it and comment.
8.     When you’re finished, sign out of google docs.
9.     Put your ibook away.
10.   Grab an Earthbook, and read—complete page 6.

Writing Lesson
1.      Clichés--page 12—what are they?  Why are they bad for our writing?
2.     Create anti-clichés (p. 12).  (Ten Minutes)
a.     It has to make sense! (be true)
b.     It has to be original.
c.     It has to put a picture in our heads!

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When You Come In
1.      Please sign in on the 3rd Block clipboard.
2.     Get the blue textbook chapter and the gold textbook chapter off the table with the clipboards.
3.     Circle up like we were yesterday, and we’ll read the class poems aloud!

1.      Class Poems
2.     Pass these around to me when we finish; I need to copy them for a writing experiment we’re going to do next week.

Poetry Reminder
·       Poetry Elements (on google docs)
·       Check out the big list we made yesterday.  Do we have anything to add today?

1.      Read “Observations About Poetry Sheet” (p. 10).
2.     Annotate as you read.
3.     Come draw a poetry quote from me.
4.     Explain it as follows:
a.     Translate the quote into your own words.
b.     Argue in three sentences how this quote is a true definition of poetry (example; for-instance; specific poem you’ve read).
c.     Argue in three sentences how this quote is not a true definition of poetry (what is lacking; specific poem you’ve read; for-instance)

When You Get Back from Lunch
1.      Finish your Observations About Poetry Notes blue sheet.
2.     Tomorrow, we will start class with your explanations of your quote.
3.     When you finish your Observations About Poetry Notes, grab an iBook, and attack the writing experiment.  You have until 1:05 to work on it.

Writing Experiment
Title:                                    “Free from Grammar”
Page:                                    2
Genre:                                      One paragraph; and one poem
Reqs:                                    Typed
                                    MLA format for heading
                                    Saved in your google docs

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