Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Welcome to Creative Writing!
Happy Thursday!

Second Block--Organization for Portfolio
1.      Before you can think big-picture about what to include in your portfolio, you need to get all your material in ONE PLACE.
2.     Create a  folder in your OWN “my drive” called “Creative Writing.”
a.     Drag your Death of Language assignment into your own folder.  (This is magic—we will watching things disappear from the class folder!  Yay!)
b.    Read my comments on your assignment, please.
c.     Drag your “Fifty-Word Stories I Like” into your own flder.
d.    …Cliché List….
3.     Don’t move anything else!  I’ll show you how to save in multiple folders in a minute!

First Block and Second Block—Save in Multiple Folders.

Writing Workshop
Task #1:  Finish your Partner Dialogue Story.  (Review the targets in green at the top of your story BEFORE you begin working today, please.)

Task #2:  Create Writing Experiment #7, Personal Essay—due MONDAY
Fifteen or twenty minutes TO START, FINISH FOR HOMEWORK
You must answer "YES" to all the following questions for 100% on this assignment.
Copy the seven items in red below, then paste them into the top of your doc before you start typing.
1.      The piece is a minimum of 500 words—we’re bumping it up.  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.

Task #3:  Edit Dialogue Stories with Your Partner! (handout)

Homework Due Tomorrow = 20,000 grains in free rice

Homework Due Monday = WE#7

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