Thursday, May 2, 2013

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Welcome to Creative Writing!                 
Ø  Happy Thursday—May 2nd, 2013

When You Come In
1.      Sign in on the clipboard, please!
2.     Pick up an Editing Partner Dialogue Story Worksheet, please.
3.     Check with me to make sure your cliché story is saved where it needs to be!

Absent Kiddos:
1.      Make a copy of the handout from our class folder from google drive.  You will have to adjust the formatting.
2.     Print it out.
3.     Select any four stories from your class, then follow the handout directions.
4.     Turn in the handout at my table by classtime Monday for points--no assignments accepted after that time.

Sharing Activity #1/Review Writing Lesson #8:  Writing and Editing Dialogue (Twenty-five-ish minutes)

Why Are We Doing This Assignment?
1.     …to get a bigger audience for our work.  (Eight other people are doing to read it.)
2.     …to learn more about how to edit dialogue by actually editing, rather than by filling out a worksheet.
3.     …to get a decent grade on having your story correctly edited.
4.    …to allow me more time to read and comment on your Writing Experiment #10.

How Am I Grading This?
1.     Discuss the worksheet here.

How to Do This Assignment
1.     Discuss the “Procedure” section of the worksheet here.

Q:        Does this mean if you miss marking an error it counts against you today? 
A:         Yes, yes it does mean that.  Edit thoughtfully and carefully.

Ø Assign stories.
Ø Write down your assignments on your sheet now, since I’ll take the computer away in a minute.

After We Edit
1.     PRINT a copy of your Partner Dialogue Story—each person needs his/her own.
2.     Turn in your worksheet on my table.
3.     I’ll send someone down to pick them all up in a bit.
4.    KW:  Add this to the new folder inventory list!

Diction Practice = Free Rice

Homework = 20,000 grains on Free Rice by Friday (4th)/Monday (2nd), please

(2nd)  Sharing Activity #2
1.      Read Autobio poems aloud
2.     Look (at the screen), Lean, and Listen!
3.     Fill out your listening sheet as we go.
4.     We’ll give four comments per poem after the writer reads.

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