Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Welcome to Creative Writing!
Ø  Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

When You Come In
1.      Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.
2.     Open your textbook to page 11, please.

Vital Information About Class
Ø  REMINDER:  The Blog:  www.kdubzclasses.blogspot.com
Ø  REMINDER:  Always access freerice from my link on the blog, to remind yourself to play in our class group.
o   7,500 grains due by Tuesday, September 3rd
Ø  REMINDER:  During classtime, use your computer as a tool, not a toy.

Big Picture:  Trust
Ø  ...the cornerstone of this class (page 1).

Writing Lesson:  Clichés
Review:  What is a writing lesson?  Why do we have them?
1.     Clichés--page  11—what are they?  Why are they bad for our writing?
2.     Anti-clichés (p. 11). 
a.    It has to make sense! (be true)
b.   It has to be original.
c.    It has to put a picture in our heads!
3.   Trade three times for smileys.
a.    Read your partner’s ten anti-clichés.
b.   Put a smiley and your initials by the TWO you feel are strongest.
4.    Everyone share his/her best anti-cliché.
5.    Skim and scan pages 12-13, and do the following.
a.    Put a question mark by clichés you don’t understand,
b.   Put a smiley by ones you like (even though they’re cliché).
c.    Put a check-mark by the ones you’ve heard gazillions of times. (11:42-11:47)
7.   I’ll explain any that are still unclear.

Collaborative Writing Assignment: 
Group Cliché Story
·      Model—Begin with the End in Mind!
o   “Damsel in Distress”

Directions for Cliché Trio Story Prep: (15 minutes)
1.     Create a new google doc called "Cliché List".
2.    Go on a cliché hunt.  In the next fifteen minutes, browse EACH of the following sites for clichés.
3.    When you find a cliché that particularly strikes you (imagery, accuracy, humor) copy and paste it into a google doc titled "Cliché List".
4.   Number each one as you go.
5.    You need fifteen at the end of fifteen minutes. 
Willis, set up trio groups at this time.
Share this doc with me now, please.  Thank you!

Cliché Websites

Writing Workshop Time:  Cliché Story
1.     One person in the trio CREATE a new google doc.
2.    Share it with the two partners AND with me (“Kerrie Willis”).
3.    Read each other your list of fifteen clichés.
4.   Mark any clichés on pages 12-13 you might want to use.
5.    Talk about a possible conflict, or a character.
6.    Start typing your story!

Cliché Trio Story Requirements/Grading
1)     Yes                No       We used as many clichés as possible to create a fictional story.
2)    Yes                 No       We boldfaced the clichés so they stand out from the story.
3)    Yes                 No       We used least four sentences of dialogue in quotation marks.
4)    Yes                 No       Type between one and one and a half pages.
5)    Yes                 No       We doublespaced our story.
6)    Yes                 No       We used paragraphs to indicate shifting ideas.
7)     Yes               No      Our story is classroom appropriate.

KW Chores
·       I will be creating shared folders on google for our class.
·       I will be commenting on your stories as you are creating them.

Homework = Free Rice—7,500 grains due by Tuesday, September 3rd

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AP English Peeps

Welcome, AP English Peeps!  J
·      Happy Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Ø  Sign in, please.

The Reading Journal (Your Notebook)
1.      Grab a reading journal from an AP alum.
2.     Spend a few minutes perusing it.  What do you notice?
3.     Although it’s messy, cut and staple your entries into your notebook, so that you have a date-organized progression.
4.     Open to a fresh page, and date it with today’s date, then tape in today’s quote.
5.     Let’s write.

Reminder:  Don’t forget to phrase or chunk the quote with slash marks in order to analyze its parts more effectively. 

Reading Journal (handout)

Biography:  Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist of the realist period, is known best for his sensational Madame Bovary (1857), a classic tale of romance and retribution. It is a portrait of the young provincial Emma Bovary as fallen woman and her adulterous liaisons with Rodolphe Boulanger. (It was criticised then banned for a period after its first release).
(Source:  http://www.online-literature.com/gustave-flaubert/)

Select one of the following quotes by Flaubert to respond to in your reading journal today:

          “Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.”

          “The artist must be in his work as God is in creation, invisible and all-powerful; one must sense him everywhere but never see him.”

          “The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.”

 Review:  How can we respond to a quote?
Ø  COMMENT:           Disagree (in part or in whole).
Ø  QUESTION:           Ask a question.
Ø  COMMENT:           Agree (in part or in whole).
Ø  LANGUAGE:          Respond to both the LITERAL and the FIGURATIVE meaning.
Ø  CONNECT:                        …to something in your own life or experience.
Ø  CONNECT:                        …to something else you’ve read or viewed.

            Start at 2:20; end about 2:30
Journal Entry Explanation
1.      Share with a NEW person today.  Write your partner TWO specific comments, and aim for academic language in your writing.
a.     At least two detailed sentences
                                      i.     Agree.
                                    ii.     Tell him/her if the journal made you think of a new idea/or something you hadn’t considered.
                                   iii.     Add on to an idea he/she says.
                                   iv.     Compliment their vocabulary—diction!
                                    v.     Disagree, respectfully.  J
b.    Signed by you

Nabokov "Good Readers, Good Writers"
  • We circled up and discussed questions from pages 15-18.
  • We will return to this piece again soon.

Last Ten Minutes

Free Rice Due Tuesday, 9/3 = 7,500 grains

More Vocab Links:

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Howdy, College-Prep Reading!
Happy Wednesday—August 28th, 2013

When You Come In
Ø  Please initial next to your name on the clipboard
Ø  Get your List 2 card spread on your desk, please.

Ø  Put your List 2 cards in the order on the sheet—quick like bunnies--and then we’re going to make the magic happen!
Ø  We spent fifteen minutes pronouncing the words, then discussing their meanings and uses.

Annotation Review
1.      Re-read your Harvard Introduction and Harvard #2 reply.
2.     Let’s have five people share with the whole class.

Greek Mythology Intro
1.      A word about note-taking
2.     Literary Eras
3.     Unit Overview
4.     Introduction to Backbone Literature—Greek Mythology
5.     Creation Myth

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