Thursday, January 23, 2014

Friday, January 24th, 2013

Welcome, Creative Writing!

When You Come In

  1. Sign in.
  2. Get a yellow "Cliché Pair Story Comments" yellow sheet off the sign-in table.
  3. Make sure your cliché story is set up to print front/back.  Ask a neighbor for help, if you are having trouble doing this.
  4. Print a copy of your cliché partner story for EACH of you to have in your hand.  EACH PERSON NEEDS A PAPER COPY.
  5. I will send someone down to pick them all up shortly.

Sharing:  Cliché Trio Stories Aloud
1.      We are going to read these stories aloud; split the story in half to share the reading, or alternate reading, using your dialogue for help.
2.     You’ll be at the front of the room, with your paper copies, and I’ll have your story up on the screen.
3.     Commenting:  for each story, audience members need to make three comments on the handout Let’s talk about those now.
4.     I need someone to scroll down the stories as they’re being read—who can do that for me?
5.     Put your story and your comment sheet in two piles on the heater when we’re done today.

 Reminder:  The only acceptable places to be on your computer today are as follows:
1.      The blog
2.     The sites/links on the blog
3.—bookmark it now, peeps!
4.     Google drive
Note #1:        NO MUSIC today—you are working with a partner; headphones, earbuds, cell phones—stow those away now.
Note #2:      If LAN School tells me you are any place else, you lose half-credit on your daily assignment, which cannot be made up.  Make sure you are on WCSD—STUDENT so your computer is visible to me; otherwise, you lose half-credit as well.

Writing Experiment #2:   Personal Essay
1.      Select one of the following writing prompts, in at least 400 words.
2.     Type an essay that replies to the prompt.
3.     Include at least five specific examples to support what you are saying.  Highlight these five specific examples with the yellow highlighter tool in google drive.
4.     Use to replace at least five words you word ordinarily use with five more powerful, precise words.  Highlight these five words in pink.
5.     Use paragraphs to show shifting ideas.

Grading for WE#2:  Personal Essay
1.      The piece is a minimum of 400 words.  My word count is in parentheses beside my name.
2.     I used paragraphs to show my shifting ideas.
3.     I used the correct MLA format for heading.
4.     I doublespaced the whole piece, and printed it two-sided.
5.     I included at least five specific examples to support what I’m saying, and these five specific examples are highlighted in yellow.
6.     I used to replace at least five words I ordinarily use with five more powerful, precise words.  I highlighted these words in pink.

Welcome to TURBO-ACW!  J
Thursday, January 23, 2014

When You Come In
1.               Please sign in on the 3rd Block clipboard.
2.              Please take a beige/tan/wash-out yellow/buff packet.  Thanks!   

11:20-11:40--Big Picture:  Being a Writer, and Class Purpose
·      Mary Oliver--A Poetry Handbook:  A Prose Guide to Understanding and Writing Poetry
·      Assignment for Monday explanation
·      11:45-11:55--Quiet time to explore pinterest before

11:55--Stretch Yourself
·      Hurtling Toward the Cereal, Spoon at the Ready ( p. 1)
·      Create a google doc, and write away, before you start typing you assignment, do this:
o   Change the name to “Your Last Name—Dramatic Morning.”
o   Drag it/organize it to the class folder, “Dramatic Morning.”

12:35-12:55—“Dramatic Morning” Exercise
·      You might type it first in ordinary language, then go back and translate it, using
·      Or you might craft it in dramatic and elevated language as you go.
·      Approximate final length = two paragraphs
·      Remember, you have two models on page one of your textbook for help!

12:55--Brain Pain
Watch Where You Put That Word!
Word order is crucial in determining the meaning of a sentence.  James hit Charles is very different from Charles hit James.

See how many alternative sentences you can build using all the words in this sentence:

Rodrigo left Clara the keys and a note.

·      How does the meaning of the sentence change as you shift words around? 
·      Are some words easier to shift than others?

1.      Rodrigo left Clara a note and the keys.
2.     The keys left Rodrigo and Clara a note.
3.     A note left Rodrigo and Clara the keys.
4.     A note left the keys, Rodrigo, and Clara.
5.     Clara Rodrigo left a note and the keys.
6.    Clara left Rodrigo a note and the keys.
18.   Clara left the keys and Rodrigo a note.
19.   Rodrigo left the keys a note and Clara.
20.  Clara and Rodrigo left the keys a note.
21.   Rodrigo, Clara left the keys and a note.
22.  Rodrigo left Clara, the keys, and a note.
23.  Clara Rodrigo left the a-note keys. 

Scrabble Names

Point System
1 point:         a, e, i, l, n, o, r, s, t, u
2 points:       d, g
3 points:       b, c, f, m, p
4 points:      h, v, w, y
5 points:       k
8 points:      j, x
10 points:     q, z

1.     Exquisitely (30)
2.    Paleontologist (17)
3.    Tyrannosaurus (16)
4.   quizzical (38)
5.    quilts (15)

Your Brain Pain Chores
1.     Calculate how many points you would get for spelling your name.
2.    Think of as many words as you can that have the same point value as your first name.
3.    Think of as many… for your first and last names combined.


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