Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Welcome to Creative Writing!                          
Ø Wednesday, April 10th

When You Come In
1.      Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.
2.     Get a dictionary off the heater, and place it ever so gently under your desk.
3.     Ask my sub to remind you when it’s time to switch from working on your Death of Language to working on Free Rice.
Be angels for the sub!  :-)  I will see you tomorrow!  (E-mail me with questions.)

Big Idea for Today = Diction

Writing Workshop:  Death of Language (page 19)—thirty-five minutes
1)     Re-read the five models at the bottom of page 19.  That’s  what your answers should look like.
2)    Spend the first thirty-five minutes of class looking through the dictionary, the picking ten of your words out, and writing rationales for them. 
3)    By the start of class tomorrow—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 on.
4)    E-mail me if there is someone in class you’d rather not be paired with, if you think your list will be too personal.
5)    By Monday—all twenty words are due, typed, and in the same format as you see in the examples on page 19.

Diction Practice = Free Rice (25 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: 5,000 grains by FRIDAY.

Ø  Complete half your Death of Language assignment (ten words, with detailed rationales like you see on page 19—three detailed sentences of explanation for WHY you’re keeping each word).
Ø  Do not print, but share with me and two other people, tomorrow when class starts.

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