Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Creative Writing

When You Come In
1.       Please sign in.
2.       Pass papers back; log in any original work (not handouts or book pages).
3.       What to do with the little packet of Cliché story comments:
a.      Read them all.
b.      Check off your name.
c.      Give it to the next person in your group to read.
d.      Repeat.
e.            The last person in the group should put the slips in his/her manila folder.
4.      Open up to page 33 in your binder, please.

·       Take a look at the big picture for Unit 2—page 33!
·       I know—it’s exciting, isn’t it?!  J

Writing Lesson #1--Paragraphing
1.      Beginning a New Paragraph—page 34.  Let’s read it aloud together.
2.     Now practice what you just learned:  put paragraphs into the excerpt from John Green on page 34.  Use the paragraph symbol to show where there should be a paragraph.
3.     Using non-verbal communication and eye contact, get a partner.
4.     Compare your answers with a partner, making changes if needed.
5.     Look at the author's version of paragraph breaks.
a.     How are yours similar?  Why?
b.     How are yours different?  Why?
Practice On Your Own Work
1.       Find one PROSE (not a poem) piece from your folder.
2.      Read over it, like you did the John Green passage, and put in paragraphs where you feel they are needed.
3.      When you finish putting in your paragraph symbols, write this at the top of your paper:  “Paragraphed 4/17”.  You’re done for now with this piece!  Woo-hoo!
4.      If you finish before I call time, please select another piece to put in paragraphs, and so on.
a.      Started:  12:36

Writing Lesson #2--Making Line Breaks
1.       Read the directions; then I’ll model how to work with partners to complete the assignment on page­­35.
2.      Take ten minutes with partners to break the poems into lines, then talk about how and why.  (12:53-1:00)
3.      Get back together as a class to chat about the hows and whys, after we looked at the authors' original breaks.
Practice On Your Own Work
·       What strategies and reasons are you using to break your lines in your Prompt Word Poem?

Organization for the Rest of the Week
1.       Where are we on the Russian Tailor Poem?
2.      Are we ready to do a final draft tomorrow, and discuss your revisions with me Friday?
3.            We agreed that we will create the final draft of this poem tomorrow in class, ad we will have conferences Friday.

Writing Assignment:  Prompt Word Poem
1.       Rubric Reminder
2.      Words on google docs
3.      Drafting Time
a.      Wednesday = 20 minutes
b.      Due FRIDAY printed, and ready to trade when the tardy bell rings

·       The Prompt Word Poem is due FRIDAY, printed out and ready to trade with a partner when the tardy bell rings to start class.
·       If you are printing, or running to the printer, when the tardy bell rings, I will deduct twenty points (two letter grades) from your final score for this assignment.

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