Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Welcome to Creative Writing!  J

Welcome to Creative Writing!  J
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
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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
5.   Imagery Emily Bronte (p. 33)

Writing Lesson:  Show, Don’t Just Tell—How to Create Imagery Using All Five Senses
1.      Imagery (Hot Chocolate Sentence)—(p. 34)
2.     Work on this with me now.
3.     Make additions as needed when we discuss it as a class.

Writing Assignment:  Sense Poem (p. 57)
1.      Look at the basic skeleton of this poem on page 57.
2.     Look at how interesting people made these poems in the models on page 59.
3.     Review all the details on your Visualizing sheet you completed yesterday.
a.     Your lists were solid!  So use them today—you’ve already created excellent imagery for your poem.
b.    Even though you’ve created details on your Visualizing sheet, you will still need to add, subtract, arrange, and re-word. 
c.     Use the Vocabulary Variety sheet for help—every word has to be perfect, in this short poem.
d.    Nowhere in your poem should any of the following appear:  I see, I hear, I smell, I taste, I touch.  Make the subject work for you. 
                                      i.     Example:  I hear the roar of the tractor in the corn field.
                                    ii.     The tractor (the important part) roars to life in the corn filed.
                                   iii.     I see  the concrete stage in the town square.
                                   iv.     The concrete stage commands our attention in the center of the square.
4.     Create a doc in the class folder, “Sense Poems”, and call it “Your Last Name—Sense Poem.”
5.     Create a strong Sense Poem, doing all of the following:
a.     Use strong diction (Vocab Variety sheet and for help)
b.    Use CONCRETE PHYSICAL details, not abstractions—pull from your yellow Visualizing sheet!  You’re SHOWING your place—not just telling about it.
c.     Arrange it in an order that creates flow
d.    Delete any words that aren’t vital for sense
e.     Use thoughtful line breaks to show the reader how to read the poem
f.      Use the correct MLA format for heading.

When You Finish Your Sense Poem
Ø  Guess what?  It’s time to write more poems!  J

Writing Assignment:  Ogden Nash Poems (p. 60)
Writing Assignment:  Ogden Nash Poems
1.      We’ve looked at models, and we’ve talked about why these poems would appeal to kiddos.
2.     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 (GRADING CRITERIA):
a.     Humor
b.    Animals or other topics children like
c.     Word-play
d.    Rhyme:
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 for help.
g.    length = two to eight lines for each poem
h.    a title that adds a dimension to the poem

When You Finish Writing Your Three Ogden Nash Poems—Portfolio Planning
1.      In our class folder, open the spreadsheet titled “Portfolio Planning, 2014”.
2.     Complete all the information required.
3.     Be trustworthy and respectful—don’t mess with anyone else’s entries—remember, “See File Revision History” is recording you!

Diction Practice
Ø  Free Rice until I stop you!  J                 (25,000 for Friday)

End of Block

Sharing some Ogden Nash poems! J

Turbo-Advanced Creative Writing
Happy Wednesday!
Lincoln Writing Buddies
1.      Grab your folder off the table.
2.     Read the two green sheets inside.
3.     Make a plan for today for your kiddos.
4.     What templates or materials are still needed?
5.     High-schoolers who need to be shifted?
6.     Board the bus at 11:25.

Homework for Tomorrow

1.      Complete your Short Story Proposal.
2.     Have at least (minimum) two pages of any part of your short story saved in the class folder.

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