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.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2014
Welcome toCreative Writing!
Happy Wednesday, April 22nd!
When You Come In
·Sign in, please.
·Get back some work you’ve completed.
·What goes where?
Review Writing Lesson:Think about a word’s CONNOTATION, as well as
1.Positive versus Negative =
Oily and buttery
2.Feminine versus Masculine =
“sexy” versus “beautiful”
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, suggestion, insinuation
·Many words have baggage:nuances, hints, undercurrents, implications, overtones….
Practice:Complete Vocab Variety Sheet #2 (pages 14 and 15 )
·Turn this page in by the monkey cup when you finish.Make sure your name is on it!
·Play free rice until I stop you, and then we’ll get ready
for our mid-term reflection.
When you finish your mid-term reflection, go
back to Maribel’s/Kristen’s table, and staple your packet like this:
·Piece you want
parent to read (middle)—or if it’s on computer, write that at the
top of your mid-term reflection
hand Maribel/Kristen your packet.
3)Return your manila folder to the table.
4)Play free rice until I stop you.
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!