I blog each day about what we did in class. If you're absent, you can find out what you missed here. If you're merely absent-minded, you can re-live class here. :-) Homework is listed as well.
Monday, April 21, 2014
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
Welcome toCreative Writing!
Happy Tuesday, April 22nd!
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Free Write #4!J
·Start @ 10:03;
ending at 10:13
Writing Lesson:Think about a word’s CONNOTATION, as well as
1.Review:Get out your Vocabulary
Variety sheet, and look at the pairs that are synonyms, but that create
different images in your mind.
a.Dotted and freckled
b.Oily and buttery
c.Sweet and sugary
d.Scented and odorous
e.Rotten and spoiled
f.Hot and spicy
g.Sneak and creep
Denotation Definition= the literal or primary meaning of a word
Connotation Definition=an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to
its literal or primary meaning; the vibe or a word--overtone, undertone,
undercurrent, implication, hidden meaning, nuance, hint, echo, association,
Writing Lesson Practice
What Are You Suggesting? (page 26)
Continue and finish this page, using the spreadsheet.
Turn page 26 in when we’re done!Thanks!
Consider the word, “Overweight” —spectrum from positive to negative.Reminder:this is an academic discussion of connotation
versus denotation—not a reason to be inappropriate and/or offensive.Put yourself on a five-second delay.
List as many SYNONYMS as you can think of
Make sure they are not slang.
Make sure they are adjectives.
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.