Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 (1:10 Dismissal)

Welcome to Creative Writing!
Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

When You Come In
1.      Please initial next to your name on the clipboard, please.
2.     Find your desk with your name sticky note on it in—it’s the same one you sat in yesterday.  J

Procedures Review
·      Sign in every day when you arrive.
·      Check the big screen to see what you should have ready when class starts.

Materials to Bring to Class Every Day
1.      small three-ring binder for class.
2.     Writing implement
3.     Computer, fully charged

Ø  Why is Trust Important?
Ø  What Does It Look Like?

Portfolio:  Begin with the end in mind!
1.      Take ten minutes to look at three or four more portfolios and finish your pink sheet.
2.     Let’s discuss your pink sheet now.
3.     Let’s turn it in for a daily grade!  (Isn’t this getting exciting?!)
4.    What is the portfolio—last word.
a.     A collection of your ten best works from the term
b.    A project design that represents you as a person
c.     Due the last day of the term, for viewing by class
d.    Ten/Fifteen percent of your term grade

My Expectation:  during this classtime we have together, you are always working on Creative Writing.  To that end, if you finish with any assignment today before I call time, this is what I want you to do:

Reading Assignment:  Earthbook
1.      Read and relax .  (This means you read for enjoyment.)  :-)
2.     If you’re reading a piece, and you stop enjoying it, turn the page!
3.     Did you find a piece you though was really strong?  Or really funny?  Then record it on your worksheet.
4.     NOTE:  Make sure your reason for selecting it is a well-constructed, detailed, two sentences for each piece you pick.

Writing Experiment #1
Ghosts, Monsters and Bullies (poem)

What did you fear when you were young?
·      Spiders?                                                                  
·      The dark?
·      Zombies?
·      The vacuum?
·      Clowns?

Tell me one thing you remember fearing when you were young:
Ø  Talking in front of people (stagefright)
Ø  Grasshoppers
Ø  Heights (2)
Ø  The dark (3)
Ø  Small spaces
Ø  Picture in my house
Ø  Spiders
Ø  Chucky
Ø  Green Goblin
Ø  Sharks
Ø  Abduction
Ø  Stabbing movies

1.      Write a poem about one of your childhood fears.
2.     Type a poem that tells a story about a time you were afraid as a child.
3.     Try to get at least twenty lines.
4.    Give it a strong title that adds a dimension to the poem.
Other Details
·      Use MLA format for heading.
·      On the computer, title it “WE#1--Childhood Fear Poem.”

Sharing and Work Time
·      This poem will be read by ONE other person in this room.
·      Work Time = scant 20 minutes
·      Starting @; ending about

I read three models in class:
Kayla S.
Darin S.
Isaiah Z.
Leah Evans (below)

The Vacuum

I can hear it
The sound that echoes through the house
The sound of impending doom
The cleaner
The vacuum cleaner
It snatches up everything in its path
The pin
The wrapper
The little, red Lego left out of the box
Then I feel it
The rumbling in the floor
It’s getting closer
I can smell it
It smells like burning rubber
Just as I start to let out a blood-curdling scream
My mom is done
Unaware of the trauma induced by her cleaning
She cuts off its power
There is no more noise
No more vibration from the beast
All is silent
But I know it will be back
For its moment
To attack
Next time I will be ready
Ready to defend
My Family

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

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