Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Welcome to Creative Writing!
Happy Thursday, April 23rd!

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The Fifty-Word Story
PART I (Twenty Minutes)
1.      Turn to your book pages 28 and 29.
2.     Carefully read the directions for Part I—the reading assignment.
3.     Go to our class google folder, and look at the MODEL I left for you of what Part I should look like when you’re finished.
4.     Website:
5.     Complete those as directed on page 28.
6.     Save your favorites in the class folder for that assignment.

1.      Read three other people’s stories and reasons.
2.     Using the “comment” function, leave them a well-written
complete sentence or two about your thoughtful reaction
to the stories they chose.

PART II (Forty-Five Minutes)
1.      Now you’re ready for Part II—where you write your own fifty-word stories.
2.     Carefully read and follow the directions on page 28 for Part II.
3.     Read all the models on page 28—begin with the end in mind.
4.     Create a fifty-word story of your own.
5.     Use your Vocab Variety sheet and for help.
6.     Use page 29 as your checklist as you’re writing each story, to make sure you get all the requirements in.
7.     At the end of the block, make sure page 29 is filled out completely, and make sure your name is on the top.
8.     Your three stories should be saved in our class folder

Diction Practice—Click on the link on my blog!  Make sure you’re in the class group!
1.      Play free rice at your BEST LEVEL (not starting over at Level 1) when you finish.
2.     15,000 grains are due by Friday, April 25th, 2014.
·      Go to “Change Level”, and change it to two levels below your best.
·      Do NOT start over from “1” every time.  You will lose hours of your life! 

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