Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Creative Writing--Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Day Twenty-Seven--Tuesday, 2/16/15

When You Come In
  1. Sign in, please.
  2. Put your phone in the hostage center.
  3. Can someone please pass out manila folders?
  4. Can someone please pass out Free Write #4?
  5. Please get your Valentine envelopes off the table!  :-)

  • Read my comments on your Free Write #4.

Whole Class Sharing
  1. Pick up your mailbox, and read your five exquisite compliments.
  2. Select the one you feel is most exquisite, most genuine, most complimentary!  :-)
  3. Circle up!
  4. Read it aloud when it’s your turn.
  5. snarky comments during this--positive and genuine comments only!  Please and thank you!

Review Writing Lesson:  Make Strong Paragraphs.
1.      When a new person speaks
2.     Change in subject
3.     Introduction
4.     To be reader-friendly—not just one big block of ominous text
5.     Emphasize a sentence
6.     Conclusion

1.      Discuss and check your answers from last week:  Dialogue Worksheet (p. 44)
2.     Words to Use Instead of “Said” (page 47)
  1. lamented
  2. cajoled
  3. jested
  4. leered
  5. simpered
  6. quibbled
  7. jeered
“Stop it,” Willis said.
3.     Writing and Editing Dialogue (p. 43)
4.     Turn in page 44 AFTER we talk about page 43.

Collaborative Writing—Partner Dialogue Story
·      Begin with the End in Mind!
1.      Take a look at the model:  “A Tale of Two Cougars” on page 48.
2.     Open a google doc, which you’ll share with your partner and me first thing!
3.     Copy and paste the info in green below in the TOP of your doc.  Read the requirements with me now, and keep them in mind as you work.  These are your targets.
a.     It’s saved on google docs in the “Partner Dialogue Story” under your and your partner’s last name as soon as you start your story (first five minutes of work-time today).
b.    Use the correct MLA format for heading.
c.     BOTH PARTNERS type equally on the story (which will show up in “see revision history”).
d.    Use mostly dialogue to create the scene.
e.     Correctly edit the dialogue; refer to pages 43 through 47 for help!
f.      Length—your final draft is roughly one and a half pages, doublespaced.
g.    Fictional—it’s made up; it’s at least fifty-percent lies

Wrap Up
  1. Put the chairs neatly into rows.
  2. Once the room is back together, THEN grab your phone.
  3. Take your Valentine envelop with you.

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