Friday, November 21st, 2014
When You Come In
- Sign in, please.
- Put your phone in the hostage center.
- Grab a new section of the handbook--orange--off the manila folder table.
- Grab a pink Prompt Word Poem Rubric, too.
Writing Lesson: Tips on Titles
- Read the eight tips on page 38.
- Complete the worksheet on page 39.
- Why? Because you need to create a strong title for the poem you’re writing today; and because as you revise over the next few weeks, you need to revise all your titles so they are strong.
- Turn page 39 into the drawer, after you put your name on it.
Writing Workshop: Prompt Word Poem
- Think back to yesterday when we analyzed Lauren’s poem on pages 24-25. We took her poem apart in order to see how to create one from the ground up--which is what you are doing today.
- Let’s pass back 24-25 now to refresh our memories.
- Okay, the directions for the assignment are on page 23. Instead of you writing the words down there though, I created a doc in our class folder called “Prompt Word Poem Words.” https://drive.google.com/a/washington.k12.ia.us/?tab=wo&urp=http://schoology.washington.k12.ia.us/assignment/1&pli=1#folders/0B4pq4r-bWrm_Qkx0T3ByVWNGazA
- Also, for the first time this term, and since we have entered the second half of the class and should be able to show what you can do, I am evaluating your piece based on a rubric. Let’s look at the targets you need to hit.
- You need to complete this draft today. Fill out the rubric after you finish the poem, and drop it in the drawer by 3:20, please.
Writing Workshop/Homework for Monday
WE #8—Personal Essay--TWENTY MINUTES TO START, FINISH FOR HOMEWORK
You must answer "YES" to all the following questions for 100% on this assignment.
Copy the seven items in red below, then paste them into the top of your doc before you start typing.
1. The piece is a minimum of 400 words. My word count is in parentheses beside my name.
2. I used paragraphs to show my shifting ideas.
3. I used the correct MLA format for heading.
4. I doublespaced the whole piece.
5. I included at least five specific examples to support what I’m saying--these five specific examples are highlighted in yellow.
6. I used thesaurus.com to replace at least five words I ordinarily use with five more powerful, precise words--these words are highlighted in pink.
7. All above items are complete by classtime Monday, at which time I will submit it to Willis on google form.