Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Welcome to Creative Writing!  J
Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
Ø Sign in, please.
Ø Get your “Making Titles…” worksheet.
Ø Get your manila folder.

Focus for the Last Fourteen Days
1.      Showing, Not Just Telling
2.     Revision
3.     Writing Buddies—this Friday and next Friday
4.     Portfolio

Writing Lesson:  Show, Don’t Just Tell
1.      Difference between “literal” and “figurative language” (p. 32)
2.     Least Vivid to Most Vivid (p. 32 )
3.     Diction Sandra Cisneros (p. 32)
4.     Vocabulary Variety—reminder

Writing Lesson:  Show, Don’t Just Tell—How to Create Imagery
1.      Imagery (Emily Bronte)—(p. 33)
2.     Work on this with me now.
3.     Make additions as needed when we discuss it as a class.

Writing Assignment:  Sense Poem Pre-Write
1.      Think of a place you love to be. 
2.   Fill out the Visualizing Worksheet, listing twenty concrete details.
3.   Number them.
4.   Use your Vocab Variety sheet for help with strong diction.
5.   Put your name on the line, and turn the sheet in by the monkey when you finish.

Diction Practice (started 2:40-ish )
Ø  Free Rice until I stop you!  J                 (25,000 for Friday)

Ø  Get your Musical Memory paper copy out of your folder.  This should be the MOST CURRENT draft of this piece you have.

Peer Conference:  Musical Memory
1.      Let’s go over the procedure  (handout; big screen).

When You Finish
Ø  Start writing your Ogden Nash poems—woo-hoo!
Ø  Here are models created last year:

Writing Assignment:  Ogden Nash Poems (p. 60)
Writing Assignment:  Ogden Nash Poems
1.      Yesterday we read these poems, and we talked about why these would appeal to kiddos.
2.     Reminder:  We will read these aloud to our third-grade writing buddies on Friday.
3.     Create a doc in the class folder, “Ogden Nash Poems”, and call it “Your Last Name—Ogden Nash Poems”.
4.     Write three Ogden Nash Poems of your own, with these elements in each:
a.     Humor
b.    Animals or other topics children like
c.     Word-play
d.    Rhyme:  www.rhymezone.com
e.     Listen to the rhythm (number of syllables in each line).  Do you need to substitute any words so the flow is better?
f.      Is every word a strong one?  Use your Vocab Variety and thesaurus.com for help.
g.    length = two to eight lines for each poem
h.    a title that adds a dimension to the poem

End of the Block
1.   Is you Musical Memory in the google folder by your last name?

2.  Is your manila folder in the correct folder holder?

Turbo-Advanced Creative Writing
Happy Tuesday!

Ø Grab a green packet and a white sheet, please.


Big Questions
1.      What is a short story? 
2.     What are the elements a short story (or a novel) should have?

Diving In
1.      Get the short story packet.
2.     Talk about STYLE!  (pages 58-9)
3.     Partner up to read and discuss “Point of View” (pages 62-3)—started 11:45; ending as soon as people wind down
4.     Consider Dan Harmon’s Story Circles (page 64)
5.     Get a short story proposal (storyboard on the back, which you can use to start sketching out your plot).

Quiet, Independent Writing Workshop—Move if you think you’ll be chatty.  Silence is supreme today.
1.      Complete short story proposal--due Thursday (no work time tomorrow though)
2.     Start typing story, any part of it—two pages due Thursday (no work time tomorrow though)
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