Friday, April 5, 2013

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Writing Lessons
Ø  Writing Lesson #1:          Avoid clichés!
Ø  Writing Lesson #2:          Use Precise Words.
Ø  Writing Lesson #3:          Use Vocabulary Variety.

Welcome to Creative Writing!                                
Ø  Friday, April 5th

When You Come In
  1. Please sign in.
  2. Please get headphones or earbuds you can use this block.

1.      On google drive, click on "Collections Shared with Me".
2.     DRAG our Creative Writing class folder on top of/into your "My Drive" so you can access this.
3.     You MUST get this working today so you can access the shared document and type in your three favorite six-word memoirs.

W/Me in the Library When You Get the Card
1.      Read your Earliest Memory Poem aloud to me.
2.     Discuss revision ideas (poetic elements).

Reminder:  The only acceptable places to be on your computer today are as follows:
1.      The blog
2.     The sites/links on the blog
3.     An online dictionary or synonym finder
4.     Google drive
5.     Pandora
Ø  If LAN School tells me your any place else, you will receive zeros for all assignments today.

The Six-Word Memoir Overview 
1.      Be PRECISE.                                              (Writing Lesson #2)
2.     Use your Vocabulary Variety sheet!      (Writing Lesson #3)


Rumor has it that when writer Ernest Hemingway was asked to write a short, short story, he penned this:
“Pair of baby shoes:  never worn.”

That’s only six words, but it tells a story.

Reading #1            (Fifteen Minutes)
4.     Explore the six-word memoirs and stories here:  BE PATIENT--THE LINK TAKES A MINUTE TO LOAD!
5.     Read people’s memoirs.  You can browse, or you can click on a certain subject area, if you’re interested in memoirs on one topic.
6.     Type your THREE FAVORITE classroom appropriate six-word memoirs IN OUR CLASS FOLDER in google drive in the document named, “Favorite Six-Word Memoirs”.

Writing #1              (Fifteen Minutes)
1.      Create/type THREE six-word memoirs--that way, you can do a funny one, a serious one, and whatever else you come up with.  THESE ARE ORIGINAL SIX-WORD MEMOIRS, CREATED BY YOU RIGHT NOW.
2.     Grading Criteria:
a.     Use PRECISE words.
b.    Use your VOCABULARY VARIETY sheet for help.
c.     Type all three memoirs on the same page.
d.    Give each memoir its own title (which doesn’t count in your six words).
e.     Use the MLA heading.
3.     Print to the Media Center (but don’t go get it).

Lecture and Quiz--Let's See What You Know!     (Ten minutes)
1.      Listen to the lesson at this link:
2.     Take the quiz to see if you understood the main points of the lecture.
3.     E-mail me your quiz score (from your school g-mail).  All you do is put your score as the title line.  You don’t actually have to write a message.

Last Fifteen Minutes:  Reflection and Organization
1.      You need all the material out of your folders in the file cabinet.
2.     Put everything in order, per your orange turn-in sheet.
3.     Organize your packet.
4.     Write your two reflections.


Ø  NONE!  (Unless you've been absent and need to make up an assignment from the orange  sheet I handed out in class today!)

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