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.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Tuesday, April 9th--dedicated to Bruce and Ty! :-)
ØWriting Lesson #1:
ØWriting Lesson #2: Use
ØWriting Lesson #3: Use
ØWriting Lesson #4: Revision
Welcome to Creative Writing!
When You Come In
initial next to your name on the clipboard.
make sure you have a big (not a wimpy baby) dictionary under your desk.
Writing Lesson—Diction = WORD CHOICE
1.Big Question: What is
is it important?
does using precise adjectives have to do with diction? (review)
does avoiding clichés have to do with diction?
does free rice have to do with diction?
happens to words over time?
2.A Bunch of.... (page 18)
minutes—match up as many as you can on your own
i.Start = 10:02; end
minutes--work with a partner. (10:07-10:09-ish)
see how we did!
Writing Assignment: Death of Language (page 19)
of “A” models
you’re using dictionaries for this assignment
time = Twenty full minutes right now to browse the dictionary
time tomorrow in class = thirty minutes
Thursday—have at least ten strong answers (look and sound like examples on page
19) to share on google drive for two other people (sharing in trios) to comment
me if there is someone in class you’d rather not be paired with, if you think
your list will be too personal.
Monday—all twenty words are due, typed, and in the same format as you see in
the examples on page 19.
type one of your favorite words below:
Diction Practice = Free Rice
#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
#2: Do not restart at Level 1 every time
you play. Start at the level you stopped
at the time before.
#3: This is an activity that takes you
from where you are right now, to as far as you can go—it’s personal. You are not in competition with others for
levels, and what level you’re on is only your business and mine.
#4: The LARGEST INDICATOR of reading
comprehension is? Guess what? VOCABULARY!
The more you know, the better you comprehend.
DATE: 5,000 grains by FRIDAY. (Today is