Monday, March 31, 2014

Monday, March 31st, 0214

Welcome to Creative Writing!
Happy Monday, March 31st, 2014

·      Free Write #1 back to you
·      Manila folder to you for naming

Free Write #2
1.      Write for the full ten minutes, without stopping.
2.     Talk about any topic of your choosing.
3.     Who will read this?
4.    How will I grade this?
a.     Start Time =     10:00
b.    End Time =         10:10
5.     To Turn It In
 “Free Write #2
Your Name
Put them FACE DOWN, and please pass them over to Michael and Stephanie, please!

Writing Lesson
1.      What is it?
2.     Why should you care?
3.     How will it help you in this class?
4.     How will it help you next year and in college?

Writing Lesson:  Clichés
1.      Clichés--page 7—what are they?  Why are they bad for our writing?

Collaborative Writing Assignment:  Cliché Story
1.      Model—Begin with the End in Mind!
2.     “Damsel in Distress”

Directions for Cliché Story Prep: (15 minutes)
1.      Click on the folder called "Cliché Lists", and create a new doc in there.
2.     Save it as YOUR LAST NAME--Cliché List.
3.     Go on a cliché hunt.  In the next fifteen minutes, browse EACH of the following sites for clichés.
4.     When you find a cliché that particularly strikes you (imagery, accuracy, humor) copy and paste it into a google doc titled "Cliché List".
5.     Number each one as you go.
6.     You need at least fifteen at the end of fifteen minutes.  (Do you know how to automatically number your list?)

NOTE:  What we are about to perform is an exorcism:
**An exorcism:   “the expulsion or attempted expulsion of an evil spirit from a person or place.”
**To exorcise:  “drive out or attempt to drive out (an evil spirit) from a person or place.”

Writing Workshop Time:  Cliché Story
1.        One person in the pair CREATE a new google doc in the “Cliché Pair Story” in our class Creative Writing folder.
2.       Rename your doc this:  Your Two Last Names—Cliché Story
3.       Read each other your list of fifteen clichés.
4.       Mark any clichés on pages 8 and 9 you might want to use.
5.       Talk about a possible conflict, or a character.
6.       Start typing your story!
7.       Both people type!
HELPER #1:  Model Story in our class folder
HELPER #2:  Literary Archetype list in our class folder

Cliché Trio Story Requirements/Grading
1.      We used as many clichés as possible to create a fictional story.
2.     We boldfaced the clichés so they stand out from the story.
3.     We used least four sentences of dialogue in quotation marks.
4.     Type between one and one and a half pages.
5.     We doublespaced our story.
6.     We used paragraphs to indicate shifting ideas.

We also turned in the homework due today (directions on blog under "Monday Homework Turn-In")

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