Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Welcome to Creative Writing!
Friday, March 22, 2012

When You Come In (Before Bell Rings)
1.     Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.
2.    Find your desk with your name sticky note on it.

Review from Yesterday--What can you tell me about the following:
1.      Portfolios
2.     Trust

1.     Today we will all successfully sign in to our school domain g-mail—YAY!
2.    We will type and save our first assignment from there.
3.    We will also create folders called “Creative Writing 2013”, and one called “Portfolio.”

And now for a word about using your computer as a tool, versus using it as a toy….

Writing Experiment #1--Around the Block
1.     Writing Experiment
a.    It’s a first draft.
b.   Do your best work…
c.    …but don’t agonize over it.
d.   Work quickly!
e.    Type your guts out!
2.    Take a look at the requirements for this assignment.

Writing Experiment #1:  Around the Block
Ø Imagine you’re walking down a block in your neighborhood.

1.     Write a poem in which you describe everything you see along the way, from puddles to pieces of trash, from lost gloves to chipped paint on the curb.
2.    Requirements— (Started at 10:16-Ending at 10:36)
3.    Use the five senses
a.    texture (how things feel)
b.   sight
c.    sound
d.   taste
e.    smell
4.   Break it into lines
5.    Do NOT rhyme.
6.    Spacing = up to you (EXCEPT MLA, which has to be doublespaced)
7.    Twenty lines at least (twenty minutes to work)
8.   Check out the models.
a.    Models are not perfect examples.
b.   Models are glimpses at how some people chose to approach this assignment.
9.    Editing Lesson
a.    MLA format for heading
b.   Required on everything you hand in this term.
10. Organization
a.    Sign into/Create your google account.
b.   We’re typing here today, and for most of the term, so get comfortable!
c.    Your assignment will save in google drive.  Make sure you name it as follows:  “Last Name—Around the Block”.

When You Finish Typing Your Poem
1.     Do you have at least twenty lines?

Once you finish typing your poem, go back and look at the following; make any changes to make your poem stronger:
Ø Arrangement           (changing order of the lines)     
Ø Alignment                 (…on the left? …centered?)
Ø Spacing                      (..single?  …double?  What looks best?)          
Ø Title                            (Does it add a dimension to the poem?)

Now that you have a rough draft completed, do the following:
Ø Type me a note at the top of your page, right above your title, about two things you want me to comment on.  Some possibilities include, but are not limited to:
o   Arrangement                           
o   Imagery                         
o   Word choice
o   line breaks                                
o   Title                                            
o   whatever you want
§  For example, “KW, please comment on my line breaks and my title.  And did I use enough detail?”
Ø Now click the blue “SHARE” button on the top right corner of your screen, then type in my name:  “Kerrie Willis”.

Reading Assignment (page 6):  Earthbook
(Thirty minutes)
1.               Read and relax .  (This means you read for enjoyment.)
2.              If you’re reading a piece, and you stop enjoying it, turn the page!
3.              Find ONE piece you enjoy enough to use for ONE of the blanks on page 6.
4.             Mostly I want you reading.  I do not want you to complete page 6 today, because we are going to read a little today, and little Monday, and a little Tuesday.

Homework = None

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