Monday, May 5, 2014

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Welcome to Creative Writing!       
Happy Tuesday, May 6th!

When You Come In
1.      Please sign in.

Homework Reminders
·     Homework Due Yesterday = WE#7
·     Turn it in now at the link on the blog.
·      Homework Due Friday = 25,000 grains in free rice (last free rice assignment)

Writing Buddies
Please put these dates on your calendar.  Don’t be absent!  L
1.      Tuesday, May 13th
2.     Thursday, May 15th
a.     Kailey M. has to be absent (1st).
3.     Wednesday, May 21st

Focus for the Last Nineteen Days
1.      Showing, Not Just Telling
2.     Revision
3.     Writing Buddies
4.     Portfolio

Writing Lesson:  Show, Don’t Just Tell
1.      Difference between “literal” and “figurative language” (p. 32)
2.     Least Vivid to Most Vivid (p. 32 )
3.     Diction Sandra Cisneros (p. 32)
4.     Vocabulary Variety—reminder

Writing Lesson:  Show, Don’t Just Tell—How to Create Imagery
1.      Imagery (Emily Bronte)—(p. 33)

Writing Assignment:  Sense Poem Pre-Write
1.   Think of a place you love to be. 
2.   Fill out the Visualizing Worksheet on yellow page 16, listing twenty concrete details.
3.   Number them.
4.   Use your Vocab Variety sheet for help with strong diction.
5.   Put your name on the line, and turn the sheet in by the monkey when you finish.

We printed pieces today as well, and that sucked a lot of time.  :-(

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.     25,000 grains are due by Friday, May 9th, 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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