Thursday, April 25, 2013

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Writing Lessons
Ø  Writing Lesson #1:          Avoid clichés!
Ø  Writing Lesson #2:          Use Precise Words.
Ø  Writing Lesson #3:          Use Vocabulary Variety.
Ø  Writing Lesson #4:          Revision
Ø  Writing Lesson #5:          Vocabulary-Building:
Ø  Writing Lesson #6:          Connotation versus Denotation
Ø  Writing Lesson #7:          Advice for Revising and Editing Poetry
Ø  Writing Lesson #8:          Writing Dialogue

Welcome to Creative Writing!                                
Ø  Happy Thursday! J  April 25, 2013

When You Come In
1.      Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.
2.     Please pick up the second half of the textbook—blue packet.
3.     Remove the staple, if you like.

Writing Lesson #8—Writing Dialogue! (Twenty Minutes)
Yes, This Means We’re Going to Write Some Stories!
1.      Let’s read the story on page 32 aloud, to see how to use and edit dialogue.  What do you notice?
2.     With a partner, read the questions about dialogue on page 33—“Dialogue Worksheet”.          15 minutes      Started at 10:07—10:22
3.     Read pages 34-5 to find the answers, and record them on page 33.
4.     Let’s check page 33 in class.
5.     Let’s use the words you used in #10 to talk about “Words to Use Instead of ‘Said’”—page 36.
6. “Stop it,” Willis said.
a.     Demanded
b.    Commanded
c.     Exclaimed
d.    Wept
e.     Whispered
f.      Snickered
g.    Cajoled
h.    Atoned
i.      Quipped
j.      Demurred
k.     bemoaned

Collaborative Writing—Partner Dialogue Story (Thirty minutes)
1.      Take a look at the model:  “A Tale of Two Cougars” on page 37.
2.     You’re going to write your own story with a partner.  Go!
3.     Open a google doc, which you’ll share with your partner and me.
4.     Use the MLA format for heading.
5.     BOTH PARTNERS type on the story.
6.     Apply what you learned from the writing lessons about PARAGRAPHING and about WRITING AND EDITING DIALOGUE.  Please and thank you!
a.     Start at 10:35; end at 11:05

Places You Can Be on Computer
1.      Google drive
2.     My blog
3.     Online dictionary/synonym-finder
Ø  No music today—you have someone you’re collaborating with.

Type yourself a note about WHERE you’re going with your PARTNER DIALOGUE STORY Monday.  You don’t want to forget your idea, and I want you to be able to jump right in Monday.

HOMEWORK:  15,000 grains is due in our CLASS GROUP for Free Rice tomorrow.

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