I blog each day about what we did in class. If you're absent, you can find out what you missed here. If you're merely absent-minded, you can re-live class here. :-) Homework is listed as well.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Welcome to Creative Writing!
Thursday, March 28th, 2013
2:20 Dismissal Schedule
2nd Block 9:50-11:05
4th Block 1:05-2:20
When You Come In (Before Bell Rings)
1.Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.
ØPlease get out
your orange sheet packet. We’re going to
fill out the reflection, then turn it all in.
(5-10 minutes) Organization
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.
Reading Assignment (page 6) and Earthbook
a.Read and relax . (This means
you read for enjoyment.
b.If you’re reading a piece, and you stop enjoying it, turn the page!
c.Did you find a piece you thought was really strong? Or really funny? Then record it on page 6.
d.Can we finish page 6 today?
Collaborative Writing Assignment:
Group Cliché Story
1.Review the grading criteria below.
2.Continue and finish your story today.
Cliché Trio Story Requirements/Grading
1)Yes No We used as many clichés as possible to
create a fictional story.
2)Yes No We boldfaced the clichés so they stand
out from the story.
3)Yes No We used least four sentences of dialogue
in quotation marks.
4)Yes No Type between one and one and a half
5)Yes No We doublespaced our story.
6)Yes No We used paragraphs to indicate shifting
Writing Experiment #3:
2nd starts @ 10:40
4th starts @ 1:55
1.Select one of the following writing prompts.
2.Use it as a springboard into your own MEMOIR (a true story about
a memory of yours).
3.Try to include details from the fives senses.
4.Use your Vocabulary Variety sheet for help with strong word
1.YES/NO The piece is a minimum
of 400 words. My word count is in
parentheses beside my name.
2.YES/NO I used paragraphs
to show my shifting ideas.
3.YES/NO I used the correct
MLA format for heading.
4.YES/NO I doublespaced the
whole piece, and printed it two-sided.
The Big Event
ØWhen a special
event is on the horizon, people plan for it and get excited about it. Maybe it’s a dance, an election, a family event,
a party, a birthday, or an important sports game.
ØThink of a special
event that you planned for a looked forward to that turned out much differently
from what you expected. Write about what
you expected would happen and what actually happened.
Option 2: Holiday
ØWhat is your
favorite holiday? What is your least
ØWrite about two
memorable holiday experiences, one from your favorite holiday and one from your
What a Fright
scary” (walking through a haunted house, screaming through a horror movie,
riding a roller coaster) and then there’s “scary scary” (being in a car
accident, getting caught in the ocean’s riptide).
scariest experience you’ve ever had. Was
it fun scary, or was it really terrifying? HOMEWORK:
Complete Writing Experiment #3 (which we had 15-20 minutes to start in class).
Have it ready to hand to me when the tardy bell rings Tuesday.