Monday, January 26, 2015

Creative Writing--Monday, January 25th, 2015

Day Thirteen--Monday, January 26th, 2015

When You Come In

  1. Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.

  2. Put your phone in the phone hostage station.
Turn in Colors or Because like this:
  1. Retitle your doc:  “Last Name--Colors or Because”
  2. Make sure it is shared with me and enabled as CAN EDIT.  Thanks!

Organization Reminders
  • Check schoology two minutes each day--make sure you know what is happening in class, and know what you’re responsible for.

Writing Lesson Review
  1. What is diction?
  2. How is diction important when you write?
  3. What does it mean to be “precise?”
  4. What does avoiding clich├ęs have to do with diction?
  5. Get back page 13--let’s talk about a few of your choices!
  6. Put page 13  back in your binder.  
  7. What should we remember in our own writing, based on page 13?
  8. Am I developing a theme here?
  9. Word of the Day = DICTION!  (…shocking surprise, I know.)

Assignment #1:  Save the  Words!
  1. Go the the website below, and browse the list of words that this organization is trying to save:  http://web.archive.org/web/20110325150610/http://www.savethewords.org/
  2. BE PATIENT--THE LINK TAKES A MINUTE OR TWO TO LOAD!
  3. After you browse for fifteen minutes, find FIVE you want to save.
  4. Go to our class folder, and find the spreadsheet called “Saved Words”:   https://docs.google.com/a/washington.k12.ia.us/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aopq4r-bWrm_dGJUZjQxbHk0UDFGZlpWVDQ2Q04xbUE#gid=0
  5. Type the word, the part of speech, and the definition, then a sentence about why you want to save it.  I’ve put a few models there for you.  You’re welcome!  :-)
  6. We will discuss your “saved words” TOMORROW!
  7. Take the whole fifteen minutes to explore and enjoy!  Don’t rush!  There is no “finishing early!”

Started @ 2:15; ending at 2:35
Assignment #2:  Death of Language (page 19)
1.      Explanation of assignment
2.     Discussion of “A” models
3.     Why you’re using dictionaries for this assignment
4. Workshop time = Fifteen full minutes (OR MORE?) right now to browse the dictionary!

  • Started @ 2:53; ending 3:17

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