Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Welcome to Creative Writing!
Happy Thursday, April 3rd

1)  Editorial Policy and Academic Fraud
1)  Read the questions on page 3, then read pages 4 and 5 to find the answers.
2)  Complete page 3, then turn it in in the folder by the monkey, please.

2)  Cliché Trio Story Requirements/Grading
1.     Copy and paste the eight items in blue below into the top of your story doc.
2.    Go through each one, and make sure you can answer “YES” to each one!  
3.    Revise your story as needed, before I grade it tomorrow.
1.      We used as many clichés as possible to create a fictional story.
2.     We boldfaced the clichés so they stand out from the story.
3.     We used least four sentences of dialogue in quotation marks.
4.     Type between one and one and a half pages.
5.     We doublespaced our story.
6.     We used paragraphs to indicate shifting ideas.
7.      We used classroom appropriate language.
8.      We avoided bodily functions as our main topic.
Ten-ish minutes (ending around 10:15-ish)

3)  Technology
Create a non-school g-mail account that you could use professionally and/or educationally:

1.     g-mail (not hotmail or yahoo)
2.     uses your real name, or something very close to it
3.     sounds professional and BORING!  J
4.    includes nothing to indicate your birth year
5.     includes nothing with a sexual innuendo or inside joke

Create your new e-mail account, then fill out the form here:

 Maribelle and Kristen will help with this!  :-)

4)  Vocabulary-Building:  Free Rice
1.      You need a big vocabulary to write precisely.  This term, we’re going to work specifically on building your vocabulary.
2.     Go to my blog, and click on the “Creative Writing Free Rice” link on the right side of the blog for our class.
3.     Join my group! 
a.     If you’ve done free rice before and already have an account, just “JOIN GROUP,” and start playing
b.    If you have never played free rice before, create an account/sign up.  Do that now! 
c.     You will need a non-school e-mail address to register.
4.     Once you create your account and join my group, do you see our class group name above your bowl of rice?  That’s the only way to know for sure you’re in the group.
5.     You need to donate 5,000 grains by ________.
6.     Guess what free rice has to do with diction?!

When You Play, Every Time
1.      Go to “Change Level”, and change it to two levels below your best.
2.     Do NOT start over from “1” every time.  You will use hours out of your life! 

Free Rice

5)  Writing Experiment #3--Earliest Memory Paragraph(s)

Typing Your First Draft, and Revising to Second
1.      Now, create a new google doc, and type a paragraph or two about your earliest memory (ten-ish minutes) Started:
2.     Please doublespace, since this is prose (not a poem).
3.     Follow the directions below exactly. 
4.     Copy and paste these questions at the bottom of your piece.
a.     What colors can I add?  EXAMPLE OF HOW YOUR ANSWER SHOULD LOOK:  I could add the color lavender when I talk about my mom’s shirt.
b.    What textures did I feel?
c.     What sounds did I hear?
d.    What’s my overall feeling about this memory?
e.     Did I learn something from it?
f.      Do I like remembering it?
5.     Ask yourself these questions, type your answers under each question.
6.     After you type your six answers, go back to your paragraph(s), and add any details you need to, based on your answers (2nd draft).    

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