Sunday, February 17, 2013

Monday, February 18th, 2013

When You Come In
1.      Please sign in.
2.     Please click on the link on the blog for THIS BLOCK for
2nd Block

3rd Block

4th Block

3.     JOIN my group.
4.     Use a NON-SCHOOL e-mail account, and make your password my name, like this:  “kerriewillis”.
5.     When you have completed this, you should show up on my screen—yay!

Welcome to Creative Writing! 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Free Write #6       (10 minutes)
1.      Write for ten minutes in any format, over any topic.
2.     Use page 11, if you need help getting ideas.
3.     If you run out of steam on one idea, draw a line, and start a new one.
4.     Keep writing constantly—do not sit and think (or space off, but tell yourself you’re thinking).  J
5.     Start @

Big Ideas for the Week (Next Five Days)
1.      Showing, Not Just Telling
2.     Diction—Have that Vocabulary Variety sheet out every day! 
3.     Revision!

Writing Lesson #9:  Showing, Not Just Telling
1.      Difference between “literal” and “figurative language” (p. 26)
a.     Definitions
b.    Poster
2.     Least Vivid to Most Vivid (p. 26)
3.     Diction Sandra Cisneros (p. 26)
4.     Vocabulary Variety—pink sheet reminder

Revision:  Russian Tailor Poem
Ø  Rubric Handout with Directions
Ø  See if you’ve shared your poem with me; if not, share it today.

Ø  Revise your Russian Tailor Poem.  Follow all the directions on the sheet, like you’re  a creative robot!  J

Acceptable Places to Be Online
1.      Google
2.     Blog
3.     Grooveshark or Pandora

After You Hand In Your Revised Poem

Diction Practice
1.      Go to the blog, and click on the link for diction practice on free rice.
2.     Make sure you are playing in our second block group—or you won’t get any points for today.

  • Play freerice IN OUR CLASS GROUP until you get 900 grains in your bowl.

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