Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wednesday, 12/3/2014--Creative Writing

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
Day 29

When You Come In
  1. Sign in, please.
  2. Put your phone in the hostage center.

Free Write #5
  • Started 1:58; ending about 2:08

Focus for the Last Fifteen Days
  1. Showing, Not Just Telling
  2. Revision
  3. Sharing Work (small groups; partners)

Writing Lesson—Line Breaks!
Pair-share, then whole-class discussion
  1. Why did you break the lines where you did?
  2. Why did your partner break the lines where he/she did?
  3. Why did the writers break the lines where they did?  (originals)
  4. What’s the difference between an end-stopped line, and enjambment?
  5. What techniques have you been using in the poems you’ve written?

Writing Lesson:  Show, Don’t Just Tell
Review--pass back page 32 from yesterday, so you can put that back in your binder.
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
  • Before we do this assignment, we’ll pretend school is our favorite place to be, and we’ll do the Visualizing Worksheet together, just to make sure we all know waht we’re doing.
1.   Think of a place you love to be.
2.   Fill out the Visualizing Worksheet listing twenty concrete details.)
NOTE:  I want you to think about what you’ve learned about diction, about one word making a difference, about vivid and precise writing when you list your details.
3.   Number them.
4.   Use your Vocab Variety sheet for help with strong diction.
5.   Make sure your name and topic are listed in the top right box, then turn this sheet into the drawer.

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