Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Wednesday, 10/301/2012

Welcome to Creative Writing!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012—Happy Halloween!  J
Day Three

When You Come In
1.                Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.
2.                Turn in your homework (page 7) to the drawer AFTER you put your name on the top, please.
3.                You do need your computer today, but once the tardy bell rings, please.

Writing Lesson
1.      Clichés--page 12—what are they?  Why are they bad for our writing?
2.     Create anti-clichés (p. 12).  (Ten Minutes)
a.     It has to make sense! (be true)
b.     It has to be original.
c.     It has to put a picture in our heads!
If you finish early, please skim and scan pages 13 and 14!

Sharing Our Anti-Clichés
1.                Trade three times for smileys.
a.     Read your partner’s ten anti-clichés.
b.     Put a smiley and your initials by the TWO you feel are strongest.

Writing Experiment Preparation
Check out the blog on the big screen!
·       BLOG ADDRESS:  www.kdubzclasses.blogspot.com
Today you need to show me that you know how to get on google docs without asking everyone around you.  :-)
1.                So, sign on to google drive.
2.                Click on the red square that says "Create", then "Document".
3.                Head your paper with the MLA format, then start typing your writing experiment.
4.               Name this piece, “Your Last Name—Halloween Fiction” (not your title, but your file name)

Writing Experiment #1—Halloween Fiction (choices on blog; requirements are there, too, so make sure you read them again!)

Complete your Halloween fiction, if necessary.


Halloween Fiction Writing Prompts

Directions:  Respond to one of the following prompts to create a Halloween story.
1.           Avoid clichés.
2.         Use precise adjectives.
3.     Try to SHOW instead of just TELL.  Use all FIVE SENSES.
4.    Doublespace your story.
5.     Type for a full page (minimum) to two pages (maximimum).
6.    I’d like to read these in small groups Friday!  Can we?!

Option 1:
You are staying home alone on Halloween night. There have been no trick-or-treaters yet. You are getting bored. While you are watching TV, you finally hear the doorbell ring. You go over to the door, with the candy bowl, and look out the window. You don't see anyone. You open the door, and you think you see a man on the side of your house. What will you do?

Option 2:
One Halloween my friends and I were going trick-or treating in our neighborhood.  Down the street from us was an old deserted house that everyone thought was haunted.  My mother said, “Don’t you dare go near that house!”  Naturally, her warning made us even more curious.  We went to the house and rang the bell.  There was no answer.  We tried the door.  It was unlocked, so we entered the house.  The door slammed behind us and ....

Option 3:
Brainstorm a list of Halloween words.  Write a Halloween story using the words. 

Option 4:
The white sheets with the black eyes peering through holes of the costume gave no clue as to who the kids were....

Option 5:
I was counting all my candy when all of a sudden....

College-Prep Reading

THING #1:  Reading and Responding
1.       “Interrogating Texts: Six Reading Habits to Develop in Your First Year at Harvard” (link on my blog)
2.       Read “Introduction: Thinking-Intensive Reading”
3.      Read #2:  Annotate.
4.      Head your paper “Harvard Intro and #2”, and date it with today’s date.
5.      Write or type a paragraph reaction to what you read, which includes one or more of the following:

a.      something you learned that will help you in this class and/or at college
b.      a connection to the Adler “How to Mark a Book” essay (required)
c.      a question you had
d.      something you agreed with
e.      something you disagreed with
THING #2:  Wiki-Post:  What does a good reader do?
  •  Click on the link below, then post FIVE COMPLETE SENTENCES about what YOU think a good reader does when he/she reads (or SHOULD do).
THING #3:  Vocabulary
  • Sign in to OUR GROUP PAGE for free rice, start at your best level from yesterday, and play.
  • Homework for Friday = Donate 3,000 grains by class time

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