Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Welcome to Creative Writing!

When You Come In
1.      Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.
2.     Find your desk with your name sticky note on it.
3.     Get out a blank piece of paper.

Free Write #1
1.      Write for the full ten minutes, without stopping.
2.     Talk about any topic of your choosing.
3.     Who will read this?
4.     How will I grade this?

·      How to turn in an assignment for class

·      Grab the first couple of chapters of your textbook.
·      Put them into a small three-ring binder.

·      ...the cornerstone of this class. 

Begin with the End in Mind
·      Portfolio Viewing—(twenty-five minutes)
·      Move to a new project whenever you’re ready.
·      Make sure you’re filling out page 27 as you go!  J

Reading Assignment (fifteen minutes today)
·      Earthbook

·      Earthbook/Academic Fraud worksheet

Lexi:  Do the best you can, since you won’t have all the materials you need, and since your page numbers are a little different than the revised copy!  



When You Come In
1.      Please sign in on the 3rd Block clipboard.
2.     Please find your sticky note name; it’s the one with the HEART on it—that’s your desk for now.

·      We eat “B” lunch.
·      If you come back after the bell rings, go to the office for a pass.

Organization and Big Picture
1.      I have a special present for you—the first few chapters of your book for this class!  Yay! 
2.     Check out the BIG IDEAS for the class.  Hopefully you agree.  If you don’t, we might need to revise this list real quick.

Writing Assignment #1
·      Write a letter to me answer the questions I’ve asked about why you’re here.

Writing Experiment #1 (starting at 12:35—ending at 1:00)
1.      Let’s read the prompt for "I Had the Weirdest Dream", and I’ll ready you my model.
2.     I’ll also read Asbury’s and Bell’s models.
3.     Type for twenty-five minutes.
4.     We will share these aloud tomorrow.

More Organization—Do we want to do this before we start typing?
·      Create a collection in our google docs called "ACW", dedicated for the work we do in class this term.
·      Review the MLA format for heading.

Brain Pain--Where in the Whirled?
·      Create a section in your binder for Brain Pain notes.
·      Spend about five minutes brainstorming, then five minutes sharing our pain.

·      None

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