Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Welcome to Creative Writing!  J
Wednesday, February 12th,  2014

When You Come In
1.           Sign in.

Lesson Review:  Think about a word’s CONNOTATION, as well as its DENOTATION.
·      Denotation Definition
o   the literal or primary meaning of a word
·      Connotation Definition
o   an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
o   “Connotation” synonyms:  overtone, undertone, undercurrent, implication, hidden meaning, nuance, hint, echo, association, suggestion, insinuation
·      Homework note:  really, isn’t CONNOTATION one reason you picked some of the words you did for Death of Language?

Connotation versus Denotation
1.      Remember how we said some words are loaded, that they have baggage, that they have CONNOTATIONS that have to do with our own personal associations?
2.     Well, turn to page 27, to “Playing with Words”, then take a look at the examples I have on the big screen.  Do you see how people are basing their choices on the CONNOTATIONS of the words, instead of the DENOTATIONS?
3.     I’m going to give you five minutes to fill in as many words as you can.  You CAN USE any of the twenty words you listed for Death of Language.
4.    We’ll share out our best word from each category.
5.     Feel free to borrow!  Once you write them down, they’re yours to keep and use!  ;-)
6.    Please put your name at the top, then lay it by my mug.  I’ll return it to you shortly, since I need to explain the back side (page 28) for tomorrow.

Connotation vs. Denotation Practice on Your Own (pages 14-15)
1.      I’ll explain the Vocabulary Variety Worksheet II.
2.     You complete it.
3.     Put your name at the top of both pages.
4.    Turn them in at my mug, please.

Workshop Time Until 11:00/3:05

Due Tomorrow, at 9:50 (2nd block)
/1:55 (4th block)
Death of Language
·       Review your scores on the Progress Check half-sheets I gave you back Friday.
·       Review page 21—which we fill out THURSDAY, when this assignment is due.
·       Look in the class folder at Hennigan and Hamilton’s model, if you’re still unsure what this assignment should look like.

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.     10,000 grains are due by Thursday, February 13th, 2014.

11:00/3:05--Explanation of What You’re Doing Tomorrow

·      Fifty-Word Stories (pages 28-9)

Welcome to TURBO-ACW!  J
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

When You Come In
1.      Please sign in.
2.    Don’t let anyone see your Post Secret postcards.

·       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?

Post Secret Turn-In
1.   Flash me your “secret” Post-Secret, then drop it in the envelope.
2.  Flash me your  “non-secret” Post-Secret, then put it face-down on my desk.  Don’t let anyone see it!

Love Intermission from Memoir!

In a few moments, explore the following website:



After Lunch
1.       Work until 1:05-ish.
2.      Determine final due date for this assignment.
3.      Discuss deadlines for Friday.

Love Letter/Cupid Assignment Discussion
·       Final due Monday
·       Willis will read, IF you choose

·       Otherwise, just flash the draft.

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