Day Thirteen--Monday, January 26th, 2015
When You Come In
Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.
- Put your phone in the phone hostage station.
Turn in Colors or Because like this:
- Retitle your doc: “Last Name--Colors or Because”
- Make sure it is shared with me and enabled as CAN EDIT. Thanks!
- 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
- What is diction?
- How is diction important when you write?
- What does it mean to be “precise?”
- What does avoiding clichés have to do with diction?
- Get back page 13--let’s talk about a few of your choices!
- Put page 13 back in your binder.
- What should we remember in our own writing, based on page 13?
- Am I developing a theme here?
- Word of the Day = DICTION! (…shocking surprise, I know.)
Assignment #1: Save the Words!
- 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/
- BE PATIENT--THE LINK TAKES A MINUTE OR TWO TO LOAD!
- Here is another link to pull words from: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-anthony-jones/forgotten-words_b_5985494.html?utm_hp_ref=tw
- After you browse for fifteen minutes, find FIVE you want to save.
- 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
- 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! :-)
- We will discuss your “saved words” TOMORROW!
- 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