Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014


Work Turn-In Stuff
1.      On your “Ghosts, Monsters and Bullies” poem, SHARE it with me (Kerrie Willis), and make sure you enable it as “CAN EDIT.”
2.     Print a copy of this poem to the Media Center.

Collaborative Writing Assignment:  Cliché Story
1.      Model—Begin with the End in Mind!
2.     “Damsel in Distress”

Directions for Cliché Story Prep: (15 minutes)
1.      Create a new google doc called "Cliché List".
2.     Save it in the class folder called “Cliché Lists” as YOUR LAST NAME.
3.     Go on a cliché hunt.  In the next fifteen minutes, browse EACH of the following sites for clichés.
4.     When you find a cliché that particularly strikes you (imagery, accuracy, humor) copy and paste it into a google doc titled "Cliché List".
5.     Number each one as you go.
6.     You need at least fifteen at the end of fifteen minutes.  (Do you know how to automatically number your list?)

NOTE:  What we are about to perform is an exorcism:
v An exorcism:   “the expulsion or attempted expulsion of an evil spirit from a person or place.”
v To exorcise:  “drive out or attempt to drive out (an evil spirit) from a person or place.”

Writing Workshop Time:  Cliché Story
1.      One person in the pair CREATE a new google doc.
2.     Share it with your partner AND with me (“Kerrie Willis”).
3.     Drag your story in the “Cliché Pair Story” in our class Creative Writing folder.
4.     Rename your doc this:  Your Two Last Names—Cliché Story
5.     Read each other your list of fifteen clichés.
6.     Mark any clichés on pages 8 and 9 you might want to use.
7.     Talk about a possible conflict, or a character.
8.     Start typing your story!
9.     Both people type!

Cliché Trio Story Requirements/Grading
1.      We used as many clichés as possible to create a fictional story.
2.     We boldfaced the clichés so they stand out from the story.
3.     We used least four sentences of dialogue in quotation marks.
4.     Type between one and one and a half pages.
5.     We doublespaced our story.
6.     We used paragraphs to indicate shifting ideas.


Welcome to TURBO-ACW!  J
Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

When You Come In
1.               Please sign in on the 3rd Block clipboard.
2.              Please have the homework assignment, “Free From Grammar,” open in google drive.

Deadline Reminders
1.               If an assignment is due by classtime, have it finished by then. 
2.              Don’t work on it after the deadline, and here’s why:
3.              We will be working on something in class that requires your engagement and participation. 
4.              When I go to “see revision history,” I can see when you worked on it.
5.              One missed homework assignment won’t kill you, and we won’t have homework assignments every night.  If you messed up this time, do better next time. 

Turning In Homework
1.               Change your sharing settings so that “Kerrie Willis” CAN EDIT.
2.              Fill out the form on google drive.
3.              Ta-da!  You’re done!

Computer Business
v Drag our class folder on top of “My Drive”, then release it.

Poetry Review
1.       Yesterday we talked about various definitions of poetry—and about how hard it is to define.
2.      You started created your own “Ten Definitions of Poetry” poem in trios.
3.      Remember, here’s what you’re doing when you “define:”
a.     to specify;
b.    to determine the essential quality of;
c.     to determine the nature of

Poetry Trio Work
1.       As a group, discuss what each of YOU thinks are the DEFINING aspects of poetry.
2.      All members of your trio type on the same doc!
3.      Create a poem list called “Ten Definitions of Poetry” that your group feels DEFINES what poetry is to you. 
4.     (So each person comes up with approximately three definition lines.)
5.      Drag it into the class folder called “Ten Definitions”. 
6.      Save it as your three last names, please.

After Lunch = Wrap up your Ten Definitions poem, and be back in your seats by 12:45.  Go on to what’s in blue below, if you’re finished with your poem!  Thanks!  J

Prep Work:  Writing an Incredibly Bad Poem
1.               As a group, read the directions at the top of page 12.
2.              As a group, discuss and list the elements of a bad poem. 
3.              There are lots of blanks!  Try to fill them all!
4.              Each of you needs page 12 filled out.

Bad Poem Creation
1.      In NEW TRIOS, complete page 12.
2.     Then start typing your BAD POEM!  It should be the worst poem possible.
3.     We had fifteen minutes to work. 
You will have ten minutes to finish tomorrow.

Homework:  Bad Poem Ballot
1.      By 9AM tomorrow, please post TWO qualities a bad poem should have. The doc is in our class folder.

2.     Don’t duplicate, please, or you will have to be banished.  Thanks!

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