Thursday, February 2, 2012

Thursday, 2/2/2012

Welcome to Creative Writing!

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Writing Lesson—Diction = WORD CHOICE
1.      Big Questions:
a.     What is diction?
b.     Why is it important?
c.     What happens to words over time?
d.     What does using precise adjectives have to do with diction? (review)
e.     What does avoiding clichés have to do with diction? (review)
2.     A Bunch of....  (page 17)
a.     Two minutes—match up as many as you can on your own (2:23-2:34)
b.     Work with a partner. (2:36-2:38)
c.     Form groups of four.  (2:38-2:40)
d.     Send out one scout from your group to the others, and see if you can poach any more answers.  (2:40-2:42)
3.     Share ONE of your words you wanted to save (from the Save the Words).   I’ll put it up on the big screen.

Writing Assignment:  Death of Language (page 21)
·       Put a big ol’ “X” through page 20.  That’s my old copy of the assignment
·       Workshop Time with a Dictionary = thirty minutes
·       Due Date:  Monday, 2/6/2012

With Me at My Desk
·       Read my your Earliest Memory Poem aloud. 
·       Which do you feel is stronger—the paragraph, or the poem?  Why?

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


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2.     Please drop your homework in the drawer.
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Big Word for the Week = DICTION!  (Big Word for Next Week = MEMOIR)

A Little Diction, A Little Poetry, A Whole Lot of Sound!
1.      Worksheet (page 17) (in new trios)
2.     Definition, Assignment, and Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, “The Bells”

Why Sound Devices in Poetry (Class discussion)
1.      Definitions, Reasons, and Poetry Scavenger Hunt Assignment (page 20)
2.     Use “Honky Tonk in Cleveland, Ohio” and “Onomatopoeia” on page 19 to work on as a class.
3.     Make notes of the sound elements you see and hear.
4.     We’ll compare notes as a class.


Writing Experiment:  Form and Meaning (page 3)
NOW UNTIL 12:55 or 1:00
1.      Examples on Big Screen—Scavenge Hunt them!
2.     We’ll do the same with your poems!
3.     These are due tomorrow, in the drawer.  I’m going to copy them in a packet for everyone.
4.     Try to type at least fifteen lines.

Google doc note: Six-Word Memoirs
·       Save ONE to share aloud with the class, and type it on the Six-Word Memoir document in our class google docs folder.  We’ll share these MONDAY to kick off our Memoir unit.

·       Week Two Conference with Me

Sharing:  Diction Writing Experiment
·       "Hurtling Towards Cereal Bowl...." (p. 2).
·       Adam—DONE!
·       Shelby—DONE!
·       Dana—DONE!
·       Bryton—DONE!
·       Gavin—DONE!
·       Haley—DONE!
·       Angelic—DONE!

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