Lesson #7: Advice for Revising
and Editing Poetry
Lesson #8: Writing Dialogue
Lesson #9: Making Strong Titles
Lesson #10: Showing, Not Just
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Big Ideas for the Next
1.Showing, Not Just Telling (Writing
Vocabulary Variety (Writing Lesson #3) sheet out every
4.Revision (Writing Lesson #4)
Writing Lesson #10: Showing, Not Just Telling
1.Difference between “literal” and “figurative language” (p.
2.Least Vivid to Most Vivid (p. 26)--Place the sentences in order form least vivid
description to most vivid description.
a.A) Our barelegged
mammas dance down the steps and join us in the rain.
b.B) Our barelegged
mammas come down the steps and join us in the rain.
c.C) Our barelegged
mammas dance down the steps and join us in the fresh, clean rain.
d.D) Our barelegged
mammas come down the steps and join us in the fresh, clean rain.
3.Diction Sandra Cisneros (p. 26)
4.Vocabulary Variety—pink sheet reminder
Writing Assignment: Ogden Nash Poems
read some little poems by writer Ogden Nash (handout)
The ostrich roams the
Its mouth is wide, its
neck is narra.
It has such long and
I'm glad it sits to lay
I don't mind eels
Except as meals.
And the way they feels.
The cow is of the bovine
One end is moo, the
Develops the jaw,
But celery, stewed,
Is more quietly chewed.
God in his wisdom made
And then forgot to tell
elements do you notice Nash using in many of the poems?
would these appeal to a kiddo?
4.Write three Ogden Nash Poems of your own, with these
elements in each:
or other topics children like
= two to eight lines for each poem
title that adds a dimension to the poem
the MLA format for heading.
them all on the same page.
and paste ONE of them in the document I made in our class folder.
will read them aloud at 11:05-ish!
over Six-Word Memoir comments (two-thirds of you will have them from your U of
I readers; I’m hoping the rest of you have comments by Thursday).
them on top of your Odgen Nash poems, then hand them to me on your way out
today. (I will keep them for tomorrow’s
your six-word memoir out of your manila folder.
2.Staple your six-word memoirs on top of your Odgen Nash
poems, then hand them to me on your way out today. (I will 250 keep them for tomorrow’s field
trip.) HOMEWORK FOR 2nd BLOCK: U of I Movie Frame Assignment (on google drive)