Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Welcome to Creative Writing! 
·       4                Days remaining for SENIORS
·       8                Days remaining for JUNIORS

When You Come In
1.      Please sign in, lovelies!
2.     Please get the handout for WE#11—the Simile Poem!  J  Yay!

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

Writing Workshop:  Simile Poem  (Brainstorming, then Typing Draft #1)                
1.      …remember when we made similes out of the list I put up on the screen?
2.     Create your two-column list with “=” in between each comparison.  Review our “Life = Football, 2012” file from Friday.
3.     You must have at least FIVE pairs listed before you start typing your poem.
4.     Look at the similes (comparisons) from last term “Simile Poem Comparisons”.
5.     Follow the steps on the handout for creating this poem, which we will revise on WEDNESDAY.
6.     A typed copy is due when you go to lunch today.

Before You Go to Lunch
1.      Print your poem.  Make sure your title is “Love = ______” for now!  J

When You Get Back from Lunch
1.      Get your poem off the circle table.
2.     Staple the brainstorm list to the back of it, then hand it in.
3.     Get a blue Fifty-Word Story off the circle table.

Writing Assignment #2:  Fifty-Word Stories!  (x 3)
1.      Grab a blue assignment sheet.
2.     Read over the requirements.  How are we incorporating showing, not just telling (Big Idea #1) and Diction (Big Idea #2) in this assignment.
3.     Refresh our memories to where these are on google docs, because you’re going to need to go there and read.
4.     Check out some examples from last term/last year.
5.     Write three of your own.  Feel free to mix it up between fiction and non-fiction!
6.     Due:  as directions at the bottom state, at 1:15 today.

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