Thursday, January 31, 2013

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Welcome to Creative Writing! 
Happy Friday!—February 1, 2013

When You Come In
Ø  Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.

Work Reminders for Today:
1)  Please send ONE person only down to the media center that last five minutes of the block to pick up printouts.  
2)  If you listen to music, grooveshark, etc, set it to play, and let it go.  Do not spend work time searching for music, chickadees.  

Focus for the Day:  DICTION!

(60 minutes)
Writing Assignment:  Death of Language (page 19)
1)     Grab a dictionary.
2)    Grab the list of words you already have started on notebook paper.
3)    Find at least twenty words you want to keep for Death of Language.
4)    Review the models on page 19, as well as the examples below, then start typing your assignment—all twenty words and your thoughtful, creative, lawyerly reasons for keeping each word.
5)    By Monday—all twenty words are due, typed, and in the same format as you see in the examples on page 19

Here are some rough examples of what a detailed answer could look like for this assignment:

2nd BLOCK!
To scrump:  Imagine how fun it would be to call someone a “scrumper”. The word itself is just fun to say. I’d like to be able to insult someone, but not terribly.   I’m going to want to steal from other villages to survive after the apocalypse, so I need to know how to SCRUMP.

3rd Block
Brotherhood:  I picked it because the word doesn’t just mean your brother; it can be friendship, too. The people you play sports with can become your brotherhood.  It’s love between two men that doesn’t have a romantic component.  When you have chemistry, and you know your teammate will do whatever it takes, and you can count on each other, that’s  brotherhood.  Someone in your brotherhood will never let you down.

4th Block
Family:  I’d keep this word because it has many meanings:  closeness, best friends, together, happiness, trust, love, and strength.  The word makes me think of the time I pushed my brother off the pool, and he dragged me in with him.  I think of all the vacations and road trips—we were all together.  Now that my brothers are at college, I realize how important it was to be together.

Due Date: 
·      Monday, printed and picked up by the time the tardy bell rings

25 Minutes
Wrting Experiment #7

1.      Select ONE of the following as your writing prompt.
2.     Type for between 1 ¼ and 2 pages, doublespaced.
3.     Use strong diction.
4.     Show with the five senses, as well as tell.
5.     Paragraph for clarity.

DUE DATE:  Printed and ready to hand in by the tardy bell Monday

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