Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Welcome to Creative Writing!
Happy Wednesday! 

When You Come In
·      Sign in, please.
·      Grab your folder!

1.      Pass back papers that belong in your folder.
2.     Read my comments, then put them in your manila folder.  Thanks!

Free Write #5 (ten minutes)
·      You know the drill!
o   Your Name
o   4/30/14
o   Free Write #5

I will make partners for the story while you’re writing.  Done!

Review Writing Lesson:  Make Strong Paragraphs.
1.      When a new person speaks
2.     Change in subject
3.     Introduction
4.     To be reader-friendly—not just one big block of ominous text
5.     Emphasize a sentence
6.     Conclusion

1.      Discuss and check your answers from yesterday:  Dialogue Worksheet (p. 44)
2.     Words to Use Instead of “Said” (page 47)
3.     Writing and Editing Dialogue (p. 43)
4.     Turn in page 44 AFTER we talk about page 43.

Collaborative Writing—Partner Dialogue Story
·      Begin with the End in Mind! 
1.      Take a look at the model:  “A Tale of Two Cougars” on page 48.
2.     Open a google doc, which you’ll share with your partner and me first thing!
3.     Copy and paste the info in green below in the TOP of your doc.  Read the requirements with me now, and keep them in mind as you work.  These are your targets.
a.     It’s saved on google docs in the “Partner Dialogue Story” under your and your partner’s last name as soon as you start your story (first five minutes of work-time today).
b.    Use the correct MLA format for heading.
c.     BOTH PARTNERS type equally on the story (which will show up in “see revision history”).
d.    Use mostly dialogue to create the scene.
e.     Correctly edit the dialogue; refer to pages 43 through 47 for help!
f.      Length—your final draft is roughly one and a half pages, doublespaced.
g.    Fictional—it’s made up; it’s at least fifty-percent lies.

FIRST BLOCK ONLY  (Second block will do this tomorrow or Friday)--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 tomorrow!

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