Welcome to Creative Writing!
Happy Thursday—January 31, 2013
Two-Hour Delay Schedule (Snow and Ice)
Last Five Minutes
1. Review expectations for tomorrow.
2. Create an “A” answer together as a class for one of the Death of Language Words you’ve already chosen as one of your twenty.
Here are some rough examples of what a detailed answer could look like for this assignment:
To scrump: Imagine how fun it would be to call someone a “scrumper”. I’d like to be able to insult someone, but not terribly.The word itself is just fun to say. I’m going to want to steal from other villages to survive after the apocalypse, so I need to know how to SCRUMP.
· 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.
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.