Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Happy Friday!  May 11th, 2012

Welcome to Creative Writing!  Thursday, May 10th, 2012
·       5                Days remaining for SENIORS
·       9                Days remaining for JUNIORS

When You Come In
1.      Please sign in at the circle table.
2.     Grab your manila folder.
3.     Start logging in your pieces.

1.      Take a look at your paperclip of five pieces—are those five still ones you want to put in your portfolio?
2.     Which pieces do you want to add to your paperclip?  Our goal is ten, but you have until next week (unders) to make those final decisions.
3.     What pieces do I have that you will want to put in your portfolio?  If you want to put any of these in your portfolio, make a sticky notes to attach to your paperclip pile!
a.     Sense Poem (Two drafts)
b.     Early Memory (Three drafts)
c.      Musical Memory (Two drafts by end of block)
4.     Take a look at the portfolio ideas up on the big screen.  Elaborate where possible!  J

Big Ideas for this Week
1.      Showing, Not Just Telling
2.     Diction—Have that Vocabulary Variety sheet out every day!  
3.     Revision!

Writing Lesson #1—Metaphors and Similes
Two minutes to finish your notes on page 54!
·       Simile Columns Overhead

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 (School Pic)
4.     Columns—can you see how one is LIKE the other?

After Lunch

Important Note About Grading
If you do not save it in the class folder in google docs the way I’ve asked you to, you will receive a zero for this assignment. 

Revision:  Early Memory to Final Draft
1.      Thank you to those of you who saved in the google docs folder (ten people).
2.     The other nine of you need to do that as soon as you sign on to google docs.
3.     This assignment is due by 3:20 today.  If I’m not here, push it under my door.

1.      Musical Memory w/Rubric--explanation
2.     Re-read your first draft.
3.     Review your partner’s comments.
4.     Revise (re-see, re-think, re-write) your musical memory to a final draft, making at least ten substantial changes (not including editing).
5.     Print a final copy.
6.     Save it in the class folder in “Musical Memory” as your last name—musical memory.

Staple Order
1.      Musical Memory Rubric, filled out by you (orange half-sheet)
2.     Final Draft
3.     Original Draft

If you finish early, please work on your portfolio and/or revisions for portfolio pieces.
·       Portfolio               

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