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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

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Happy Tuesday!  April 8th, 2014

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2.     To turn in your WE#4 Personal Essay, fill out the form on the blog.  (We will not print a copy today.)

Writing Lessons Questions
1.      We’ve had a lesson on avoiding clichés.
2.     Today we have a lesson on using precise adjectives to create imagery in your writing.
3.     What’s the connection?

Writing Lesson:  Choosing Precise Adjectives (page __10__)
1.        Read and discuss the material at the top of the page, and complete a few science experiments.
a.     Red
b.    Dark
c.     Ruby
d.    Wavy
e.    Fluffy
f.      Greasy
g.    Coarse
h.    Smooth
i.      Silky
j.      curly
2.       Revise the sentences here to create a precise image in each sentence.
Started at _10:27_; ending at _10:33_-ish
1.        Put your name in big letters across the top of page ten.
2.       Trade FOUR TIMES for smileys and initials. (started  ______)
a.     Read all the answers.
b.    Put a smiley AND your initials by the writer’s best TWO.
c.     Keep trading!
3.       Now, DRAW A RECTANGLE around the closest thing you have to a MASTERPIECE!
4.       Share your STRONGEST answer when your number comes up.
5.       Pass it over.  Thanks!

Writing Lesson:  Use strong diction--Vocabulary Variety.   (Pages 11-12)
1.      Use it anytime you have a writing assignment.
a.     Sprinted
b.    Careen
c.     Scampered
d.    Tiptoed
e.    Strayed

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.     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.
4.     You need to donate 5,000 grains by __THURSDAY, APRIL 10th__.
5.     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 lose hours of your life! 

If you get to 5,000 grains, come get the Quizlet Poetry Vocab Quiz from me, and take it.  I’ll give you a key to score yourself.

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