Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday, 3/26/2012

Happy Monday, 3/26/2012

Welcome to Creative Writing!

When You Come In
1.      Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.
2.     Please put your name on your homework (Earthbook/Academic Fraud worksheet) then turn it in the drawer.  It is due by the time the tardy bell rings (or not at all).
3.     Pick up the handout called “Poetry—Commenting, Revising and Editing” from the circle table”.
4.     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
Peer Conference Preparation
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.

Peer Conferencing
1.            Make at least TEN comments on each other’s poems.
a.          Comment function
b.          In-text commenting
c.           We’ll do one as a model.
2.           Answer the three questions at the bottom of the page as well.

Revising to a Second Draft
·       Read your comments, then make at least three revisions to your poem to make it stronger.

Getting It To Me
·       Share it with me(“Kerrie Willis”) on google docs so that I can read it and comment.

When You Finish
1.      Sign out of google docs.
2.     Put your ibook away.
3.     Grab an Earthbook, and read quietly—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!

·       None

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