Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday, 3/2/2012

Fourth Block did not meet today, due to the early dismissal for weather.

Your journal #6 is still due Monday!  :-)


When You Come In
1.      Drop page 59 in the drawer AFTER you put your name in big letters across the top.
2.     Please sign in.
3.     You do NOT need an iBook.

1.      Difference between “literal” and “figurative” language (p. 52)
2.     Diction (Sandra Cisneros; p. 52)
3.     Vocabulary Variety—We took this page out and put it at the first of the new section of our textbook--we'll be using it a lot with this unit!
4.      Imagery (Emily Bronte)--page 53
5.     Imagery (Hot Chocolate Sentence)--page 54

Big Ideas for the Week
·       Showing, Not Just Telling
·       Diction—Have that Vocabulary Variety sheet out every day!  J
·       Days Remaining in Term 3 = 11 (not including last two days for finals)

Writing Lesson #1—Metaphors and Similes
1.      Pair-share page 64.  I have a partner for you already.
a.     Put a SMILEY FACE by the ones you LIKE and think are strong!
b.     Put a question mark or a tongue-face by the ones you don’t really get—they’re not putting a clear picture in your head.
2.     Discuss as a class the ones you feel are strongest.
3.     Pair-share Alleged Actual Analogies and Metaphors (pp. 65-6)
4.     Discuss as a class the ones that went most wrong, and why. 

Writing Lesson #2:  Similes
·       Page 54

Writing Assignment:  Simile Poem
1.      Take a look at the expectations for this assignment to see how to do it.
2.     Read models from previous years for ideas.
3.     Brainstorm using one concrete idea, then making comparisons about it.
4.     Columns—can you see how one is LIKE the other?

Sharing and Commenting:  Autobio Poems
Sharing:  Autobiographical Poems
·       Absolute respect
·       No sarcasm—none
·       Polite attentiveness—look, lean and listen
·       Fill out your sheet carefully!  (daily grade)

Journal #6—due Monday
·       1 ½ pages MINIMUM over any topic.
·       You can write a poem—even one that rhymes--if you want to, or continue a journal from earlier.
·       Think about something that might work in your portfolio!

Advanced Creative Writing

When You Come In
1.      Please sign in.
2.     Please make sure you have the THREE sheets I gave you yesterday.
3.     Pick up the Post-Interview Homework.
4.     Re-read the lesson plan for today and your interview questions!  J

·      We will go to Stewart and meet and interview our writing buddies!
·      Bring a sack lunch, because we will be there from 11:30 until 1:05.

Homework for Monday
Short Story
1.      THREE PAGES (or more), typed, doublespaced
Children’s Book
2.     Post-Interview Homework sheet, completed
3.     One 8 ½ x 11 illustration (color)

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