Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tuesday, February 4th, 2013


Welcome to Creative Writing!  J
Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

When You Come In
1.           Sign in.
2.          Grab your manila folder off the circle table.

HOMEWORK REMINDER—due by tardy bell tomorrow
Diction Practice—Click on the link on my blog!
1.      Play free rice at your BEST LEVEL (not starting over at Level 1) when you finish.
2.     5,000 grains are due by Wednesday, 2/5/14.

·      Folder self-check with assignment sheet

Writing Lesson Review
1.      What was your take-away from the diction movie and quiz yesterday?
2.     What did you have to think carefully about yesterday when you write your six-word memoirs/stories?
3.     What does it mean to be “precise?”
4.     What does free rice have to do with diction?
5.     What does avoiding clichés have to do with diction?
6.     Am I developing a theme here?
7.     Word of the Day = DICTION!  (…shocking surprise, I know.)

Assignment #1:  Save the  Words!
1.      Go the the website below, and browse the list of words that this organization is trying to save.

2.     After you browse for fifteen minutes, find FIVE you want to save.

3.     Go to our class folder, and find the spreadsheet called “Saved Words”.  Type the word, the part of speech, and the definition, then a sentence about why you want to save it.  I’ve put a few models there for you.  You’re welcome!  J


6.     We will discuss your “saved words” tomorrow! 

Assignment #2:  Death of Language (page 19)
1.      Explanation of assignment
2.     Discussion of “A” models
3.     Why you’re using dictionaries for this assignment
4. Workshop time = Twenty full minutes right now to browse the dictionary (Start =

Sharing Out @
1.      Get with a partner, and trade word lists.
2.     Star the two words you like the best.
3.     Define any words for your partner as needed.
4.     Sign the bottom of your partner’s paper.
5.     Each of you come type your FAVORITE word so far here:

a.     Higgledy-piggledy

Turbo-Advanced Creative Writing

  • Today we wrote a class poem!
  • The tweet word for the day is "foppotee!"

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