Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014--Creative Writing (2:20 Dismissal Schedule)

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
Day 21
When You Come In
  1. Sign in, please.
  2. Put your phone in the hostage center.

Free Write #4
  • Get out your Writing Resistance Topics sheet, please.
  • 1:14-1:24-ish

Diction Review
  • Diction is word choice; one of the biggest challenges in writing is finding that exact right word to SHOW the reader what it is you truly want to convey.  Keeping that in mind, let’s take a look at the strongest Russian Tailor lines you typed in.  Please pick out the strongest, most powerful and precise word you see from each person’s line, and share that with us.

The Fifty-Word Story--Creating Your Own!                    (Forty-Five Minutes)
1.      Now you’re ready for Part II—where you write your own fifty-word stories.  To be clear, what you are doing today is CREATING your own original fifty-word stories.  This is different from yesterday, when you were analyzing the work of others, and saying what you like and why.  Today is NEW, ORIGINAL, CREATIVE WORK from your brain.
2.     Carefully read and follow the directions on page 28 for Part II.
3.     Read all the models on page 28—begin with the end in mind.  Let’s also pretend we’re the author, and we’ll pretend-fill out the book page, like you’re going to do for your own original memoirs.
4.     Create a fifty-word story of your own.
5.     Use your Vocab Variety sheet and thesaurus.com for help.
6.     Use page 29 as your checklist as you’re writing each story, to make sure you get all the requirements in.
7.     At the end of the block, make sure page 29 is filled out completely, and make sure your name is on the top.
8.     Your three stories should be saved in our class folder.

Diction Practice

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