Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Welcome to Creative Writing!  J
Thursday, February 13th, 2014

When You Come In
1.           Sign in.
2.          Please stack the dictionaries neatly on the wooden table under the American flag.

Assignment Turn-In
Click on the link, then follow the directions for turning in Death of Language.  This should take no longer than five minutes; then move on to the pile of work you have below!  Thanks!

The Fifty-Word Story
PART I (Twenty Minutes)
1.      I introduced this story yesterday.
2.     Turn to your book pages 28 and 29.
3.     Carefully read the directions for Part I—the reading assignment.
4.     Go to our class google folder, and look at the MODEL I left for you of what Part I should look like when you’re finished.
5.     Complete those as directed on page 28.
6.     Save your favorites in the class folder for that assignment.

PART II (Forty-Five Minutes)
7.     Now you’re ready for Part II—where you write your own fifty-word stories.
8.     Carefully read and follow the directions on page 28 for Part II. 
9.     Read all the models on page 28—begin with the end in mind.
10.   Create a fifty-word story of your own.
11.    Use your Vocab Variety sheet and for help.
12.   Use page 29 as your checklist as you’re writing each story, to make sure you get all the requirements in.
13.     At the end of the block, make sure page 29 is filled out completely, and make sure your name is on the top.
14.     Give it to Mr. Dunlap.
15.     Your three stories should be saved in our class folder

Grading for WE#6: Your Color OR Indestructible for a Day
You have twenty minutes to work on it in class--the rest is for homework, and it is due tomorrow when class begins
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.
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.
7.     All above items are complete by classtime Friday, at which time I will submit my doc to Willis on google form.

Welcome to TURBO-ACW!  J
Thursday, February 13th, 2014

When You Come In
1.      Please sign in.

·       Big Word for the Week = MEMOIR!
·       Big Word from Last Week = DICTION!  Do you have your Vocab Variety sheet from when we did the class poem?

Writing Workshop Today
·     Please do the following, in order.

#1)  The Fifty-Word Memoir (Fact) or Story (Fiction)
1.      Search your google drive for the fifty-word stories you liked from Creative Writing class—just a refresher.
2.     Follow the directions on page 39 to complete PART II.
3.     Save your THREE completed fifty-word stories in our class folder as “Your Last Name—Fifty-Word Stories.”
4.     Fill out page forty, put your name at the top of the page, and give it to Mr. Dunlap, please.

#2    Complete Twitter/Pinterest Form
·      Go to the blog from 2/11.
·      Complete the form there.

#3  Photo Memory
1.      Review page 51 for the rubric, so you begin today with the end in mind.
2.     Use your Vocabulary Variety sheet and for DICTION.
3.     Continue drafting your memoir.
4.     Finish it for homework, as it is due at the first of the block tomorrow.

·     Tomorrow I’m bringing chocolate, in honor of Valentine’s Day.
·     We will write a Valentine’s poem (woo-hoo), and we will send Valentines of our own to each other.

·     Bring anything you’d like to add to the festivities.

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