Monday, January 21, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013 (Class Agenda)

Welcome to Creative Writing! 
Happy Monday--January 21, 2013  J

When You Come In
1)              Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.
2)              Please return borrowed Earthbooks to the back wooden table.
3)              Please get out your green turn-in sheet, as well as all your work, in order.  We’re going to fill out the reflection together now.

1)              Reflect and write.
2)              Staple (after making sure everything is in the correct order).
3)              Place your packet in your name folder in the file cabinet.
4)             Start working on either page 12 (finishing all ten anti-clichés) OR reading pages 13-4.  Directions are below in highlights!  J

1)               Finish your ten anti-clichés.  Do they pass the three tests?
a.     It has to make sense! (be true)
b.     It has to be original.
c.     It has to put a picture in our heads!
2)         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.
3)     Everyone share his/her best anti-cliché.
4)     Skim and scan pages 13-14, and do the following.
a.      Put a question mark by clichés you don’t understand,
b.      Put a smiley by ones you like (even though they’re cliché).
c.      Put a check-mark by the ones you’ve heard gazillions of times.
5.      NOW:  Pair-share your responses.
6.      I’ll explain any that are still unclear.

Collaborative Writing Assignment
Ø  Group Cliché Story Models—Begin with the End in Mind!  J

Collaborative Writing Prep
1)     Go on a cliché hunt, following the directions on the blog exactly.
2)     You have fifteen minutes to work!  
3)     Make sure you visit each site! 

Writing Workshop Time:  Cliché Story
1)     One person in the trio CREATE a new google doc.
2)     Share it with the two partners AND with me (“Kerrie Willis”).
3)     Share some of your favorite clichés from your list of fifteen.
4)     Mark any clichés on pages 13-14 you might want to use.
5)     Talk about a possible conflict, or a character.
6)    Start your 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 to count.
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 shifting topics.

v    Check on you to see how you’re doing on your prep and story-writing.

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