Monday, October 27, 2014

Monday, October 27th, 2014


Monday, October 27th, 2014
Day Five

When You Come In
  1. At the top of your annotating homework, write one sentence that is your take-away from this reading.  Put a box around it.
  2. Please put your name in big letters across “How to Mark a Book,” then put it in the drawer.

First two binder sections:
  1. Vocabulary =  yellow
  2. Reading and Annotating          =  beige

Big Idea:  Literary Archetypes
  1. We keep telling the same stories over and over again--why?
  2. If you know what to look for, you’re  better able to see patterns in what you’re reading.
  3. The purpose of today’s work  is to familiarize ourselves with literary archetypes in more detail.
  4. Let’s look at a paper copy, and let’s talk about stories you already know that use these archetypes.

ASSIGNMENT (on schoology)
  1. Put your last name in front of the title, and make sure the doc is clearly visible in our class google folder called “Archetype Work.”
  2. Fill in as many blanks as you can in the work time I give you.
  3. Feel free to skip around!  Don’t get stuck on one blank!

  1. Come grab a vocab pre-quiz, and take it.
  2. Check it against the key.
  3. At the top of your pre-quiz, write the following:
    1. number missed = _______
    2. number correct = ________/25
  4. On quizlet, star JUST THE TERMS YOU MISSED, and focus on studying those.
  5. Throw your pre-quiz in the drawer, after you put your name on it.
  6. Between now and tomorrow, study enough so you can ace the test.  
  7. Test yourself on quizlet by checking “written” and “matching” only, and make sure you re-configure the test for all twenty-five terms.


  • Study quizlet so you can ace the vocab quiz tomorrow!

Creative Writing

Welcome to Creative Writing!
Monday, October 27th, 2014
Day Five

When You Come In
  1. Sign in!
  2. Turn off your phone, and put your phone behind your name card in the phone hostage station (by the podium).
  3. Your WE#2 are due today.  All you need to do is go to your google doc, click on on “SHARE”, then typed in my name.  Also, make sure it says “CAN EDIT.”  Thanks!

Writing Lesson Review
  1. What are clichés?
  2. Why are clichés bad for your writing?

Independent Work Time (Ten Minutes)
  1. Finish your cliché list, if you need to.
  2. If you have fifteen or more already, then jump on quizlet, and study the poetry vocab words.
  3. These are the only two places online you can be right now.

Collaborative Writing Assignment:  Cliché Pair Story
  1. Model—Begin with the End in Mind!
  2. “Damsel in Distress”
  3. Count on your fingers how many clichés you hear in each paragraph!
  4. Do you see how the writers crammed in as many clichés as they could?
  5. Do you see how the writers told a story?
  6. That’s what you have to do now!

NOTE:  What we are about to perform is an exorcism:
**An exorcism:   “the expulsion or attempted expulsion of an evil spirit from a person or place.”
**To exorcise:  “drive out or attempt to drive out (an evil spirit) from a person or place.”

Big Picture Concept:  Literary Archetypes
  1. Archetypes are story patterns, characters, settings, or plots that we see over and over again in books, movies, plays, TV, music….
  2. Let’s take a quick look at what they look like (class folder, google drive).
  3. You and your partner may want to use these as helpers to come up with a plot, characters, or setting.

Writing Workshop Time:  Cliché Pair Story--I’m posting this information on schoology, so you will have it there!
  1. One person in the pair CREATE a new google doc in the “Cliché Pair Story” in our class Creative Writing folder.
  2. Rename your doc this:  Your Two Last Names—Cliché Story
  3. Copy and paste the Cliché Trio Story Requirements/Grading into the top of your story.  
Cliché Trio Story Requirements/Grading
1.      We used as many clichés as possible to create a fictional story.
2.     We boldfaced the clichés so they stand out from the story.
3.     We used least four sentences of dialogue in quotation marks.
4.     Type between one and one and a half pages.
5.     We doublespaced our story.
6.     We used paragraphs to indicate shifting ideas.
  1. Read each other your list of fifteen clichés.
  2. Mark any clichés on pages 8 and 9 you might want to use.
  3. Talk about a possible conflict, or a character.
  4. Start typing your story!
  5. Both people type!
HELPER #1:  Model Story in our class folder
HELPER #2:  Literary Archetype list in our class folder

Reminder:  The only acceptable places to be on your computer today are as follows:
  1. google drive
  3. music today, since you’re working with a partner--conversation and collaboration are the goals!


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