Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wednesday, 11/20/13 (Early Dismissal)

Welcome to Creative Writing!  J
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

When You Come In (Before Tardy Bell Rings)
1.      Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.
2.     Please grab your manila folder off the circle table.

9:20-10:20  (…but we’re stopping at 10:10 to do the mid-term reflection.)
·     There is something you should be doing literally every minute of class today.
·     Keep focused, read all directions carefully, and get things done. 

Homework Reminder:
1.      Play free rice; 15,000 grains are due Friday.  (homework all week)

Big Picture
Wed:  Revision Day
·      Earliest Memory Paragraph to a Poem
·      Russian Tailor Poem to a Second Draft
·      Musical Memory
·      Finish revision.
·      Death of Language
·      The other day will be for working on Death of Language.

WE#7:  Earliest Memory Paragraph to Poem
How to Turn Your Paragraph Into a Poem
1.    Remember my paragraph?  Now look at how I turned it into a poem.
2.    Here’s how I turned my earliest memory story into a poem.
3.    What do you notice?


Two babies
Up to their belly buttons
In the immense jet black tub
The girl steps out
Sees her brother, peachy-white
She sees the silver handle
Turns the knob
All the way
Towards the wall
Steam rises off the water
Drifting up to the white ceiling
Baby brother turning pink
Waving skinny little arms
Mom runs in
His savior

Creating Your Poem
1.      Get out your Vocabulary Variety sheet.
2.     Turn your paragraph into a poem, the way I did!
3.     Leave everything you’ve typed on the page:
a.     paragraph(s)
b.    questions and answers
c.     poem
4.     All three are part of the grade.
5.     Printing Checklist
a.     Doublespaced the whole story (no extra spaces between paragraphs though).
b.    Paragraph the story.
c.     Title the poem.  (It can be singlespaced, to save space.)
d.    Make sure you have the correct MLA format for heading. 
e.     Print front/back.  I’ll send someone to get them all in a bit. 
6.   As soon as you’ve sent your paper to the printer, come back and see me or Megan for a partner and and explanation of what you’re doing next!  J

Mid-Term Turn-In
1)  When you finish your pink sheet, staple your packet like this:
1.      Pink Sheet                  (on top)
2.     Piece you want parent to read (middle)
3.     Grade printout          (on bottom)
2)  Now hand your stapled packet to Megan.
3)  Return your manila folder to the table.

Welcome, AP—Wednesday, November 19th, 2013

When You Come In
1.      Sign in.
2.     Please open your binders to page 14 of Oedipus Rex, and write your name at the top.  I will look at your annotations while you are quizletting!

Vocabulary (Ten Minutes)                  Started 10:28; ending 10:38
·      Do the quizlet Oedipus Rex vocab until I let you know we’re ready to chat about the reading.

Circle Discussion (Ending at 11:15)  (last five minutes to talk about SG and mid-term reflection)
·      Let’s start reading at page 14!
·      I am recording today, to see how it works.
·      MK, can you also record on your phone?

Homework for Thursday
·      Answer the following study guide questions:  #1-#18 in the orange packet.
·       (This will necessitate re-reading, so there is NO NEW READING assignment tonight.
·      Quizlet vocab

Welcome to CPR!         Wednesday, 11/20

When You Come In
1.     Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.
2.    Please grab the three packets off the heater:  white, orange, green.
3.    Sit in the circle.

Oedipus Rex
Background Reading and Annotating
(Thirty Minutes)
1.      Mythological Background                                            (p. 65)
2.     Tragedy and the City                                                     (p. 67)
3.     Conventions of Greek Drama                                    (p. 68)
4.    Aristotle’s Influence, starting at “Aristotle and, nevertheless….”                                                                                                                                                                                                               (p. 69-70)

·      Do the quizlet Oedipus Rex vocab until I let you know we’re ready to chat about the reading.

Circle Discussion
1.      Talk about people’s questions and comments over the reading assignments, starting on page 65.
2.     Page 7—dramatic irony!  Be on the look-out, and annotate these as “DI” when you see them.
3.     Start reading the play.
4.    Annotate as we go:
o   DI
o   Things Oedipus says/does that make him a good king
o   Connections
o   Questions (…mostly when you read on your own.)

New Vocab:  Oedipus Rex Quizlet
1.      Study the new quizlet words.
2.     Use LEARN MODE.
4.    Listen to the words.  (You need earbuds for this, but it’s important to learning and remembering the words.)

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