Monday, October 29, 2012

Monday, 10/29/12

Welcome to Creative Writing!
Monday, October 29, 2012
Day One

When You Come In
1.      Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.
2.     Find your desk with your name sticky note on it.
3.     Get out a blank piece of paper and a writing utensil.

Free Write #1
1.      Write for the full ten minutes, without stopping.
2.     Talk about any topic of your choosing.
3.     Who will read this?
4.     How will I grade this?

·       How to turn in an assignment for class

·       Grab the first couple of chapters of your textbook.
·       Put them into a small three-ring binder.

·      ...the cornerstone of this class. 

Begin with the End in Mind
·      Portfolio Viewing--Slideshow!
·      Fill out page 27 as we go!

Survival Tips
·      Tips from last term's class—pages 4-5
o   Work on them for five minutes alone.
o   Pair share to complete all the spaces in the third column.
o   Discuss as a class.  

Procedures--In Training
               Partners—how and why

If Time Allows
·      Earthbook reading
·      (seven minutes in 1st block; no time in 2nd block; will continue rest of week)

·       None—enjoy it!  You’ll be getting approximately a billion homework assignments for the rest of the term!  So live it up tonight!  

ading for College

When You Come In
1.    Please find your seat—with your sticky note on it.
2.    Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.

In Your Journal
“The process of reading is not a half-sleep,
 but, in highest sense, an exercise, a gymnast’s struggle;
that the reader is to do something for himself,
must be on the alert,
must himself or herself construct indeed the poem,
metaphysical essay—
the text furnishing the hints,
the clue,
the start or frame-work.”                    --Walt Whitman
Started:                      11:33
Ending About:          11:42-ish

Journal Response Explanation
1.      Some days, you will share (with a different person each week, until you’ve talked to everyone) any or all of the following:
a.     The most meaningful thing you learned
b.    a connection you made
c.     questions you have
d.    something that bothers you
e.     anything else you want to discuss
2.     After we trade journals, read, and discuss, write a note to the writer. 
a.     At least two detailed sentences
b.    Signed by you
3.     Make sure your name, date and “Walt Whitman Reading Quote” are at the top of your paper.
4.     USUALLY, every Friday, you will select ONE journal entry you want me to read—more about that next Friday!
5.     Today, I would like you to turn this in to the drawer so I can read it and your comment.

  • I started on some of the tone words, since we were unable to get online for a while.

Big Picture
Post a sticky note that tells the class THREE things you want out of this class:

Or go to my blog, and click on the link!  J

·      Let’s talk about these!  What are our individual hopes for class?  What are our collective goals?

 “How to Mark a Book”
1.    Think as you read.  How do you SHOW your thinking?  Annotations!  J  I’ve made big margins for you to WRITE IN.
2.    I’ll read the first three paragraphs aloud, and then we’ll share what annotations we’re making. 
3.    Continue reading and annotating on your own.

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