Day One--Welcome to Creative Writing! :-)
When You Come In
Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.
- Find your desk with your blue name sticky note on it.
- Put your phone in the phone hostage station (back circle table by the windows).
- Get out a blank piece of paper.
- Sign in every day when you arrive.
- Check the big screen to see what you should have ready when class starts.
Materials to Bring to Class Every Day
- Small three-ring binder for class.
- Writing implement
- Computer, fully charged
Free Write #1
- Write for the full ten minutes, without stopping.
- Talk about any topic of your choosing.
- Now, let’s say you have NO idea what to write about, and your mind is a complete blank—what can you do?
- Let’s look Writing Resistance Topics (pink handout)! Keep this in a pocket in your binder, so it’s easy to find, as needed.
- We’re going to whip around the room, and you read one aloud when it’s your turn.
- Who will read this Free Write #1?
- How will I grade this?
- Start Time = 2:25
- End Time = 2:35
- To Turn It In
- “Free Write #1
- Date: 1/5/14
- Your Name—do you have all three?
- Let’s practice turning them in now!
...the cornerstone of this class.
We’re going to create a writing community in this class, and here’s what you have to do to make that happen:
- Be trustworthy.
- Read people’s work with respect.
- Listen to people’s ideas with respect.
- Keep what you hear in this class, in this class—don’t betray someone’s trust.
- Turn in only work you yourself have created.
- Read people’s work the way you want yours to be read—thoroughly, thoughtfully, and honestly.
- Put yourself on a five-second delay. Instead of blurting something out, wait, count to five, and ask yourself, “Is this respectful?” If not, don’t say it.
- Be respectful.
- If you are rude to another person, you’ll be out of class for a day.
- If it happens a second time, you will most likely be out of class for good.
- Bottom line—if you’re disrespectful to each other, this class doesn’t work. And this is a required class for graduation—so it has to work.
Reading Assignment: Earthbook
1. Read and relax . (This means you read for enjoyment.) :-)
2. If you’re reading a piece, and you stop enjoying it, turn the page!
3. Did you find a piece you thought was really strong? Or really funny? Then record it on your worksheet.
4. NOTE: Make sure your reason for selecting it is a well-constructed, detailed, two sentences for each piece you pick. Use Kaylee’s model. Yours needs to be at least as detailed as hers.
Started @ 2:48; ending at 3:08
- Please go to our schoology page, and click on today’s Grammar assignment.