Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday, February 14th, 2014--Happy Valentine's Day!

Welcome to Creative Writing!  J
Friday, February 14th—Happy Valentine’s Day!

When You Come In
1.           Sign in.

Whole Class Sharing
1.      Circle up!
2.     Read “What Kids Say About Love.”
3.     Read “Valentine,” by Carol Ann Duffy
4.     Read some creations from previous years.

Writing Experiment #7:    “Valentine”
1.      Write one of your own.
2.     Save it in our class folder (Valentine) as your last name.

Writing Experiment #8:  Love Writing Experiment
1.      Select one of the prompts from your pink packet.
2.     Think about what you want to say about this topic.
3.     Head your paper with the correct MLA format.
4.     Type at least 300 words responding to this topic.
5.     No one will read it but me.
6.     Send it to the library printer when you finish.
7.     I’ll send someone down to pick them up at 11:00.

Other Business
1.      Fill out the form for turning in Writing Experiment #6 (due today for homework)—click here:
2.     Play free rice if you finish before 11:00 (15,000 grains due by Friday, 2/21)

11:o0—Sharing Valentines!


Welcome to TURBO-ACW!  J
Friday, February 14th, 2014
Happy Valentine’s Day!

When You Come In
1.      Get a take-out container.
2.     Get five hearts.

Readings:  How to Create a Compliment
·      Read/watch each of the following, on you path to becoming a bad-ass at creating powerful, meaningful, interesting compliments.

The Art of the Compliment:

The Art of Perfecting a Compliment:

Writing the Compliment!
1.      Come a name from the bucket.
2.     Write down who you drew on the clipboard.
3.     Think carefully about the person.
4.     Stare at him/her intently, so that a gulf of awkwardness grows between you.  (…just kidding!)
5.     Based on the informational reading and viewing you’ve just completed, create a superb compliment.
6.     Deliver it to the person’s take-out container.
7.     Repeat four more times!

After Lunch
Whole Class Sharing
1.      Circle up!
2.   We went around the circle, and everyone read aloud his or her favorite compliment--this was turbo-fabulous!
3.   Upon Ashley's suggestion, we had a pick-up line contest as well.
4.  We finished class by reading “What Kids Say About Love.”

Homework for Tuesday = 
  • Photo Memory
  • Love Letter/Cupid Gone Wrong

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