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, April 11, 2013
Thursday, April 11th, 2013
ØWriting Lesson #1:
ØWriting Lesson #2: Use
ØWriting Lesson #3: Use
ØWriting Lesson #4: Revision
ØWriting Lesson #5: Connotation versus Denotation
Welcome to Creative Writing!
When You Come In
initial next to your name on the clipboard.
a dictionary off the heater, and place it ever so gently under your desk.
Big Idea for Today = Diction
U of I Writing Project (2nd Block Only)
up your Earliest Memory.
it with the new title I’m going to give you:
“Last Name—Earliest Memory).
it in BOTH “MY DRIVE” and in the “U of I” folder.
Progress Check: Death
of Language Word List
ØGoal #1: Get feedback on your work so far that will
show you if you are on the right track for creating an excellent assignment, or
if you need to dedicate more time and energy to this assignment between now and
Monday (due at the START of class, when the tardy bell rings).
ØGoal #2: Learn some new vocabulary words.
#1: Final Assessment (which we will fill
oHandout #2: Progress Check (which you will complete and
hand it today)
list with your two assignment partners.
oMake the magic
happen, people! J
Diction Practice = Free Rice (25 minutes)
ØReminder #1: Make SURE you click on the link on my blog
for your class, and make sure that your class group is showing in the right
corner of your screen when you play.
Otherwise, I cannot see your grains, and you will not receive any
ØReminder #2: Do not restart at Level 1 every time you play. Start at the level you stopped at yesterday.
ØDUE DATE: 5,000 grains by
Writing Workshop: (30 minutes)
Death of Language (page 19)
your peer conference comments. Which
answers are you strongest? Which are
revisions to these ten, if needed.
and type rationales for your final ten words (twenty words total)
the first thirty minutes of class looking through the dictionary, the picking
ten of your words out, and writing rationales for them.
Monday—all twenty words are due, typed, and in the same format as you see in
the examples on page 19. Portfolio Slideshow Viewing
We spent the last twenty minutes viewing the Portfolio Slideshow (handout).
We filled out a little bit of the handout, and we talked about which projects looked like they required a lot of work, which projects were surprising, etc.