Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Welcome to Creative Writing!
Thursday, March 27th, 2014

When You Come In
1.      Please initial next to your name on the clipboard, please.
2.     Make sure you’re signed in to and ready to type on google drive.

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)
First Block: five minutes to type
Second Block:  twenty minutes to type

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.

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:  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.

Poetry Vocab (to use when we peer conference)
1)  Join our quizlet class:

2)  Study the poetry vocab:

Peer Conference Preparation
1.      Class folder to see what this will look like when we’re done
2.     Discuss how to COMMENT on google drive.
3.     Discuss Advice for Revising and Editing Poetry.
4.     Look what happens in “see revision history”.
5.     Type three questions at the top of your poem you want answered.
6.     …and now a word about partners—listen carefully.
7.     Share your poem on google doc with the person I assign you.
8.     Make sure you select “CAN EDIT.”

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 in the margins.
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.

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