Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Creative Writing

When You Come In
1.      You do NOT need an iBook today.
2.      Please sign in.
3.      Please put Journal #2 in the drawer.
4.      Get your manila folder off the table.
5.      Do a folder log-in as you get your pieces back.

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
b.     Work with a partner.
c.     Form groups of four.
d.     Send out one scout from your group to the others, and see if you can poach any more answers.
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:  Thursday, 4/12/2012

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

With Me at My Desk
·       Read my your Earliest Memory Poem aloud.   (I finished listening to the rest of the readers today.)

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