Friday, January 23, 2015

Creative Writing--Thursday, 1/22/15

Day Eleven--Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

When You Come In

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

  2. Put your phone in the phone hostage station (back circle table by the windows).

How to turn in Prose Piece (Comfort or Cynefin)
  1. Above your title, type me a sentence or two directing me as to HOW you’d like me to comment on your doc, and/or WHAT you’d like me to pay attention to as I read.
  2. Re-title it like this:  Your Last Name--Cynefin or Comfort
  3. Share it with me, making sure it says “CAN EDIT”.

Announcement:  We will continue and finish reading cliché stories TOMORROW!

Writing Lessons Questions
1.      We’ve had a lesson on avoiding clichés.
2.     Today we have a lesson on using precise adjectives to create imagery in your writing.
3.     What’s the connection?

Writing Lesson:  Use strong diction--Vocabulary Variety.   (Pages 11-12)
  • Use it anytime you have a writing assignment.

Writing Lesson:  Choosing Precise Adjectives (page __10__)
  1. Read and discuss the material at the top of the page, and complete a few science experiments.
  2. Kyle’s hair
  3. Revise the sentences here to create a precise image in each sentence.  
Started at 2:24; ending at 2:33-ish.
1.        Put your name in big letters across the top of page ten.
2.       Trade FOUR TIMES for smileys and initials. (started  ______)
a.     Read all the answers.
b.    Put a smiley AND your initials by the writer’s best TWO.
c.     Keep trading!
3.       Now, DRAW A RECTANGLE around the closest thing you have to a MASTERPIECE!
4.       Share your STRONGEST answer when your number comes up.
5.       Pass it over.  Thanks!

Writing Lesson:  Use strong diction--Vocabulary Variety.   Reminder:  (Pages 11-12)
**Use it anytime you have a writing assignment.

WE#3:  Earliest Memory Paragraph to Poem
How to Turn Your Paragraph Into a Poem
  1. Remember my paragraph?  Now look at how I turned it into a poem.
  2. Here’s how I turned my earliest memory story into a poem.
  3. What do you notice?


Two babies
Up to their belly buttons
In the immense jet black tub
The girl steps out
Sees her brother, peachy-white
She sees the silver handle
Turns the knob
All the way
Towards the wall
Steam rises off the water
Drifting up to the white ceiling
Baby brother turning pink
Waving skinny little arms
Mom runs in
His savior

Creating Your Poem
1.      Get out your Vocabulary Variety sheet--pages 11-12.
2.     Turn your paragraph into a poem, the way I did!
3.     Leave everything you’ve typed on the page—ALL THREE ARE A PART OF THE GRADE:
a.     paragraph(s)
b.    questions and answers
c.     poem
5.     Final Checklist
a.     Doublespace the whole story (no extra spaces between paragraphs though).
b.    Paragraph the story for meaning.
c.     Title the poem.  (It can be singlespaced, to save space.)
d.    Make sure you have the correct MLA format for heading.

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