Sunday, April 27, 2014

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Welcome to Creative Writing!
Happy Monday! 

When You Come In
·      Sign in, please.
·      Grab your Class Poem #1, and take it to your desk.
·      Circle up, and sit like you were on Friday.
·      If you were absent Friday, just hang out on the fringes.  J

1.      Anyone who chooses to can read his/her poem.
2.     Pass these back to me.  I’m going to run them off, so we can use these lines for another poem in a couple of weeks.

Writing Workshop
·      Let me explain the three things you’re doing.

Writing Assignment:  Fifty-Word Stories (Continued from Friday)
1.      Carefully read and follow the directions on page 28 for Part II.
2.     Refresh, if needed:  Read all the models on page 28—begin with the end in mind.
3.     Create three fifty-word stories of your own.
4.     Use your Vocab Variety sheet and for help.
5.     Use page 29 as your checklist as you’re writing each story, to make sure you get all the requirements in.
6.     When you finish typing all three stories, make sure page 29 is filled out completely, and make sure your name is on the top.
7.     Turn your sheet into me.
8.     Your three stories should be saved in our class folder.
9.     Go on to the grammar assignment below, please.

Grammar Pre-Quiz—Hyphens!  J
1.      Complete the Hyphens Quiz at  Make sure you take the QUIZ first!
Grammar Practice—Hyphens!
2.     Complete the ASSIGNMENT on hyphens AFTER you take the quiz.  Thanks!

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.     20,000 grains are due by Friday, May 2nd, 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! 

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