Monday, February 17, 2014

Tuesday, February18th, 2014

Welcome to Creative Writing!  J
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Why should writers and readers be familiar with poetry terms?
1.      Because we need to all be using the same DICTION when we talk about each other’s poems.
2.     Because we need to be aware of all the parts that make up a poem—and maybe that will allow us to experiment with a variety of techniques when we write!

Quizlet Poetry Vocabulary--click here:

Come on up to the screen now—get close!  I want to show you something…..

1.           Please get out your handout called “Poetry-Commenting, Revising and Editing.”

Revision Week
TUESDAY, 2/18/2014   (Around the Block)

Peer Conference Preparation
1.      Take a look at our model for how to do a solid peer conference (class folder).
2.     Review how to COMMENT on google drive, if necessary.
3.     Re-read the Poetry—Commenting, Revising and Editing sheet.
4.     Put a star by three questions you want answered about your poem.
5.     Type those three questions at the top of your Around the Block poem.

Peer Conferencing
1.      Read your partner’s three questions, so you know what they most want you to comment on.
2.     Using the COMMENT function, make at least TEN comments on each other’s poems.
3.     When you think you’re done, count your comments in the right margin, to make sure you have ten.
4.     Finally, answer each of the questions your partner typed.  Type your answer underneath each question.

Diction Practice
1.      Play free rice IN OUR CLASS GROUP by using the link on this blog.
2.     Start at your best level, not at level one.
3.     When I hand out the tracking sheet, fill out today’s info.
4.     15,000 grains are due by Friday.

Writing Lesson:  Revision
Around the Block Poem Revision Model
1.      Read the first draft on page 17.
2.     Read the second draft, highlighting or annotating every REVISION you see.  What changes is Gracey making?
3.     Do not highlight EDITS, which are cosmetic corrections, not revisions.
4.     I’ll put you with a partner, and I want you to compare highlights.  Please discuss them aloud—that’s why you have a partner.  J
5.     If you missed any, add them to your paper now.
6.     Make a list on the right side of your paper, where you have that empty space.  List for me the KINDS OF REVISIONS you see Gracey made.
7.         Started 3:08; ending about 3:13
8.     We’ll discuss your answers as a class—this is the model we are using to SHOW us how to revise our own Around the Block Poem to a second draft.
9.     Make sure you have this info somewhere on page 17:
a.     Changed title
b.    Divided into stanzas
c.     Changed Fifi (specific) to dog (general)
d.    Made general more specific
                                      i.     Flowers to petunias
                                    ii.     Made my way down to waddled
e.     Added simile (“like a zombie”)
f.      Cuts words down—says more with less words
g.    Cuts dead words
h.    rephrasing

10.   Please put your name at the top, and turn it in on my table.

v 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
5.     iTunes/pandora
Note #1:        Stow away cell phones. 
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.

Homework = None except free rice

Welcome to TURBO-ACW!  J
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
Happy Tuesday!

Words of the Week
1.      Conferencing
2.     Revision
3.     Memoir

Peer Conference:  Photo Memory Memoir Trade and Grade (p. 51)
1.      Drop this in the class folder. 
2.     Fill out the LEFT side of page 51, as well as the “evidence”.
3.     Read the writer’s comments on his/her rubric.
4.     Look at his/her photo!  J
5.     Read the memoir.
6.     Annotate!  Make comments all over it on the google doc.  Comment ESPECIALLY on the rubric items, but also everything else.
7.     Highlight best five diction words in yellow.
8.     Fill out the RIGHT column of scores on page 51.
9.     Sign page 51 it in big letters at the bottom, then give it back to your partner.

Revision:  Class Poem Lines
Resources—spend five to ten minutes reading and considering the following:
1.      Advice for Editing and Revising Poetry
2.     Your Personal Poetry Element List on google drive

1.      Open your google doc with your lines (Robot Typing).
2.     Revise this poem so that it’s one you’re proud of, making at least twenty changes.  This poem can become anything you want it to be!  J
3.     Bring all your knowledge, wisdom, and creativity to bear on this bad boy.
4.     When you think you’re finished revising, go to “file,” then “see revision history,” and make sure you have at least twenty changes.
Leave it in the folder it’s already in for me to read.  Thanks!

When I call you into the library, bring your computer, and be prepared to talk about the following:
1.      Fifty-word stories
2.     Love letter/Cupid assignment
3.     Your pinterest/twitter grade (blog from 2/11 for form)

Homework:  Complete the Class Poem Line Revision Poem!

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