Monday, April 29, 2013

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Welcome to Creative Writing!                 

Ø  Happy Tuesday, April 30th!

When You Come In
1.      Sign in on the clipboard, please!
2.     Say hello to Mr. Collins!

Reading Assignment (Twenty-five minutes)
Ø  Remember when you told a story in just six words?  Today, you’re going to read some short stories that are exactly fifty words long.  You’re going to see how every word has to count.
1.     Go to our google drive class folder, and read the file called "Fishback--50 Word Stories I Like"--Begin with the end in mind!  This is what your assignment will look like when you’re finished.
2.     Go to the following link:
3.     Browse these stories, and enjoy!
4.    Find three that really speak to you, that spark something in you, that you like.
5.     Copy and paste them into a google doc, including author and title.
6.    Type one sentence after each one explaining why you like the story.  FOLLOW FISHBACK'S MODEL EXACTLY!  THANK YOU!
7.     Save it in the class google docs folder as “your last name--Fifty Word Stories I Like”.

Writing Experiment #11: (Thirty-Five Minutes)
1.      Select one of the following FICTION prompts, and follow the directions.
2.     500-word minimum (not maximum); put your word count next to your name, please
3.     paragraphed for understanding
4.     honest attempt at clean editing
5.     Shared with me by 10PM tonight

Diction Practice = Free Rice (20 minutes)
Ø  Reminder #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 points.
Ø  Reminder #2:  Do not restart at Level 1 every time you play.  Start at the level you stopped at yesterday. 
Ø  DUE DATE: 20,000 grains by classtime Friday

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