I blog each day about what we did in class. If you're absent, you can find out what you missed here. If you're merely absent-minded, you can re-live class here. :-) Homework is listed as well.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Welcome to Creative Writing!
Happy Tuesday--January 22, 2013J
When You Come In
1)Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.
2)If you were absent yesterday, you need to fill out
your green turn-in reflection sheet, then follow the directions for stapling
and turning it in.
Writing Experiment #4--Earliest Memory
1)Get out a
sheet of notebook paper and something to write with—please and thank you.
Memory” at the top.
3)Model:I’m going to tell you my Earliest
Memory.As I share it with you, pay
attention to the details I am using.Write down any details that have to do with the five senses.
brother and I are in the black tub.He
sits at the back of the tub, and I run my hands under the water flowing from
the silver faucet.Jason is
splashing.I reach up, and I turn one of
the silver knobs all the way to the right.I clamber out of the tub, and stand dripping on the black furry
bathmat.Steam begins to rise off the
water, floating up towards the white ceiling.The black and white tiles on the wall sweat.
turn to look at my brother.The water is
up to his belly, and he holds his arms up and out in front of him, out of the water.His arms are like skinny white pencils, thin
as they are.Then I see pink; his skin
is pink on his chest, and his skin is pink on his neck, and his whole face is
turning pink.He opens his mouth, and he
rushes into the bathroom, scoops him out of the tub and wraps him in a black
towel.Bathtime is over.
4)Now you brainstorm about some of your earliest memories.Just make a list.
5)OR, if you’ve already committed to the early memory you want to write
about, list as many details as you can about it.
6)You pair-share with a partner—chat about your ideas, ask each other
questions, talk it out…. (2 minutes)
Typing Your First Draft, and Revising to Second
a new google doc, and type a paragraph about your earliest memory (ten-ish minutes)Started:10:20; ending 10:30
since this is prose (not a poem).
3)When you finish your
paragraph, type these questions at the bottom of your piece.
can I add?
i.EXAMPLE OF HOW YOUR ANSWER SHOULD LOOK: I could add the
color lavender when I talk about my mom’s shirt.
textures did I feel?
did I hear?
overall feeling about this memory?
e.Did I learn
something from it?
f.Do I like
these questions, then type your answers under each question.
5)After you type
your six answers, go back to your paragraph(s), and add any details you need
to, based on your answers (2nd draft).10:30-10:40
Turn Your Paragraph Into a Poem (Ten minutes)
1)Remember my paragraph?Now
look at how I turned it into a poem.
2)Here’s how I turned my earliest memory story into a poem.What do you notice?
Up to their belly
In the immense jet
The girl steps out
Sees her brother,
She sees the silver
Turns the knob
All the way
Towards the wall
Steam rises off the water
Drifting up to the
Baby brother turning
Waving skinny little
Mom runs in
do the same, get out your pink Vocabulary Variety sheet, and let’s look at some
turn your paragraph into a poem!
5)Note:Leave everything on the page.I want to see your paragraph(s), your
questions and answers, and finally your poem.All three are part of the grade.
6)Start Time = 10:47End
Time = 10:57
Reminders—Each and Every Time!J
1.Have you doublespaced the whole story (no
extra spaces between paragraphs though)?
2.Have you titled each piece?
3.Have you paragraphed it?
4.Do you have the MLA format for heading
correctly in your upper left corner?
ØPrint from the ICON in google
drive.It will pull up a copy in about
three seconds, and THEN you can hit “command” “p” to print.
ØMAKE SURE YOU PRINT TWO-SIDED!Please and thank you!
We had about fifteen minutes to work in our trios on the Cliche Story!
Cliché Story Trio Requirements
1)Use as many clichés as possible to create a fictional story.
2)Boldface the clichés so they stand out from the story and are easy
3)Use at least four sentences of dialogue.
4)Type between one and one and a half pages.
5)Doublespace your story.
6)Use paragraphs to show the listeners/readers when you’re