Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2011 (Late Start Yesterday and Today)

Welcome to Creative Writing!  Happy Friday!

When You Come In
·       Please sign in!
·       Grab a white handout for Russian Tailor Revision.
·       Grab an iBook.

Writing Lesson—Diction = WORD CHOICE REMINDERS
1.      Share ONE of your words you wanted to save (from the Save the Words).   I’ll put it up on the big screen.
2.     Vocabulary Variety


Definition of the word “whisper”

Revision:  I Am a Russian Tailor                  (twenty minutes)
·       Follow the directions on the white handout like a robot!  J  Every step counts!

Writing Assignment:  Death of Language (page 21)
·       Workshop Time with a Dictionary = thirty minutes
·       Due Date:  Monday, 2/6/2012

With Me at My Desk
·       Read me your Earliest Memory Poem aloud. 
o   Which do you feel is stronger—the paragraph, or the poem?  Why?
·       Read me your Telling  a Story in a Poem.

·       Death of Language (due Monday)
·       Journal #3 (due Monday)


When You Come In
1.      Please sign in on the 3rd Block clipboard.
2.     Give me your FORM AND MEANING/SOUND POEM NOW, if you didn’t put it in the drawer yesterday.  Done!
3.     Grab the two sharing sheets next to the clipboard, please!

I’m going to send these poems up to Mrs. Hayes to get copied so we can use them after lunch!

Big Word for the Week = DICTION!  (Big Word for Next Week = MEMOIR)

1.      Get papers back.
2.     Do a folder log-in.
3.     Select ONE poem to trade with a partner (the one you want most closely read and commented on).
4.     Select ONE other poem to read aloud in a small group (4-5 people).  You will get lighter comments on this one.

After You Share Both Poems
1.      Staple the Peer Conference sheet on top of the poem, then put it in your folder.
2.     Turn in your blue sheet to the drawer.  (Adam will be more than happy to cut all those up, and give yours to you next week.  J  )



Writing Experiment:  Scavenger Hunt on Form and Meaning Poems
1.      Grab a packet of the SOUND POEMS.
2.     Read them through, and annotate as you go.
3.     Compare notes with your partners—how many sound elements can the two of you find? 

Homework = None

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