Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday, October 24th (Late Start--Fog)


  • If you missed class today, you missed forty minutes of reading time, which you need to make up over the weekend.  "How to Mark a Book" is due, read and annotated, by Monday.
  • Other deadlines are listed below.
  • Thanks!

Friday, October 24th, 2014
Day Four

Happy Friday, people! :-)


When You Come In
  1. Sign in.
  2. Pick up a copy of “How to Annotate.”
  3. Get out your copy of “How to Mark a Book.”

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

Reading and Annotating:
  • “How to Mark a Book

Annotation Directions:
  1. Here’s a paper copy of our current list of annotation possibilities.
  2. Reminder:  Look up words you don’t know, and write their definition next to the word in the text you’re reading.
  3. Reminder:  Wiki any references you’re unfamiliar with, so you have SOME idea what the writer is talking about.
  4. You are reading and annotating for twenty minutes.

Now:  Draw a line where you stopped, and write, “Pair-Share Break, 10/24”next to it.

Pair-Share your annotations with a new partner.
  1. What is DIFFERENT about your marginalia?
  2. What’s similar?
  3. What have we used most from the master list?
  4. What new, creative ways are we annotating?
  5. Discuss what you and your partner discovered about the above questions as a whole class.

Last Twenty Minutes of Class
  • Continue reading and annotating “How to Mark a Book”--due Monday.


  1. Finish reading and annotating “How to Mark a Book.”
  2. Post College-Prep Research assignment--all requirements on schoology.
  3. Study quizlet for ten minutes--quiz will be TUESDAY (written and matching).  Test yourself on quizlet to see if you’ve mastered it.

Welcome to Creative Writing!
Friday, October 24th, 2014
Day Four

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).

Writing Lesson
1.     What is it?
2.     Why should you care?
3.     How will it help you in this class?
4.     How will it help you next year and in college?

Writing Lesson:  Clichés
1.   Clichés--page 7—what are they?  Why are they bad for our writing?  
2. Create anti-clichés (p. 7).
a. It has to make sense! (be true)
b. It has to be original.
c. It has to put a picture in our heads!
Started at 2:36 ; ending about 2:45-ish?

  • If you’ve done your best work, and you have time leftover, read the cliché’s on pages 8 and 9, and put a check by the ones you’ve heard before.
  • Write your name in big letters across the top of your paper.

Sharing Our Work
  1. Put your name in big letters across the top of page ten.
  2. Trade FOUR TIMES for smileys and initials. (started  ______)
    1. Read all the answers.
    2. Put a smiley AND your initials by the writer’s best TWO.
    3. Keep trading!
  3. Now, DRAW A RECTANGLE around the closest thing you have to a MASTERPIECE!
  4. Share your STRONGEST answer when your number comes up.
  5. Pass it over for turn-in.  Thanks!

(on schoology)  Directions for Cliché Story Prep: (15 minutes)
1.      Click on the folder called "Cliché Lists", and create a new doc in there.
2.     Save it as YOUR LAST NAME--Cliché List.
3. Go on a cliché hunt.  In the next fifteen minutes, browse EACH of the following sites for clichés.
4. When you find a cliché that particularly strikes you (imagery, accuracy, humor) copy and paste it into a google doc titled "Cliché List".
5. Number each one as you go.
6. You need at least fifteen at the end of fifteen minutes.  (Do you know how to automatically number your list?)

  • Finish your WE#2.

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