Thursday, April 3, 2014

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Welcome to Creative Writing!
Happy Friday, April 4th!

·      Please sign in.
·      Get a “Cliché Pair Story Comments” sheet.

Sharing:  Cliché Trio Stories Aloud
1.      We are going to read these stories aloud; split the story in half to share the reading, or alternate reading, using your dialogue for help.
2.   I’ll have your story up on the screen.
3.     Commenting:  for each story, audience members make three comments on the handout.  Let’s talk about those now.
4.     I need someone to scroll down the stories as they’re being read—who can do that for me?
5.     After you read your story, we’re going to EDIT them together on the big screen—this is for EVERYONE, so EVERYONE needs to stay engaged and to help us. 
6.     I’ll print these AFTER we edit them, so you will have your own copies. 

WE#3:  Earliest Memory Paragraph to Poem
How to Turn Your Paragraph Into a Poem
1.    Remember my paragraph?  Now look at how I turned it into a poem.
2.    Here’s how I turned my earliest memory story into a poem.
3.    What do you notice?


Two babies
Up to their belly buttons
In the immense jet black tub
The girl steps out
Sees her brother, peachy-white
She sees the silver handle
Turns the knob
All the way
Towards the wall
Steam rises off the water
Drifting up to the white ceiling
Baby brother turning pink
Waving skinny little arms
Mom runs in
His savior

Creating Your Poem
1.      Get out your Vocabulary Variety sheet.
2.     Turn your paragraph into a poem, the way I did!
3.     Leave everything you’ve typed on the page—ALL THREE ARE A PART OF THE GRADE:
a.     paragraph(s)
b.    questions and answers
c.     poem
5.     Final Checklist
a.     Doublespace the whole story (no extra spaces between paragraphs though).
b.    Paragraph the story for meaning.
c.     Title the poem.  (It can be singlespaced, to save space.)
d.    Make sure you have the correct MLA format for heading.
NOTE:  I will read and comment on them this weekend, and I will print them for you.

HOMEWORK:  WE#4:  Personal Essay

1.     Open a blank google doc.
2.     Copy the directions in red (below), then paste them into the top of your doc.
3.     Read the directions carefully, so you BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND.
4.     Read the two choices you have for this assignment (Cynefin or Comfort), then select the one you most want to write about.
5.    Start your essay!  
6.    Finish for homework (due @ tardy bell Monday).
You must answer "YES" to all the following questions for 100% on this assignment.
1.      The piece is a minimum of 400 words.  My word count is in parentheses beside my name.
2.     I used paragraphs to show my shifting ideas.
3.     I used the correct MLA format for heading.
4.     I doublespaced the whole piece.
5.     I included at least five specific examples to support what I’m saying--these five specific examples are highlighted in yellow.
6.     I used to replace at least five words I ordinarily use with five more powerful, precise words--these words are highlighted in pink.

7.     All above items are complete by classtime Monday, at which time I will submit it to Willis on google form.

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