Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Creative Writing--Wednesday, 2/4/15 (Early Dismissal)

Day Nineteen--Wednesday, 2/4/15
  • Early Dismissal
  • Block 4 = 10:25-11:25

When You Come In
  1. Sign in, please.
  2. Sanitize your hands, please!
  3. Get popcorn from the library, if you’d like!  Say “thanks” to Aylin for serving it up, and say “thanks” to Carolan tomorrow for bringing it!  :-)  (Cale will take her thanks by proxy today.)
  4. Put your phone in the hostage center.

Five Easy Pieces Discussion
Questions After Writing
  1. What did you learn from it?
  2. What did you observe about your own efforts?
  3. What did you like about it?

Lesson Review:  Think about a word’s CONNOTATION, as well as its DENOTATION.
  1. Denotation Definition:  the literal or primary meaning of a word
  2. Connotation Definition:   an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
  3. “Connotation” synonyms:  overtone, undertone, undercurrent, implication, hidden meaning, nuance, hint, echo, association, suggestion, insinuation
  4. Isn’t CONNOTATION one reason you picked some of the words you did for Death of Language?
  5. What did page 26 remind us about words that are synonyms, that have the same DENOTATION?

Connotation versus Denotation
  1. Remember how we said some words are loaded, that they have baggage, that they have CONNOTATIONS that have to do with our own personal associations?
  2. Well, turn to page 27, to “Playing with Words”, then take a look at the examples I have on the big screen, one prompt/number at a time.  Do you see how people are basing their choices on the CONNOTATIONS of the words, instead of the DENOTATIONS?
  3. Grab some popcorn to help your brain work better.
  4. In the few minutes I give you, jot down five words, at least, and number them.
  5. You CAN USE any of the twenty words you listed for Death of Language.
  6. We’ll share some of our words and add them to the big screen doc.
  7. Feel free to borrow!  Once you write them down, they’re yours to keep and use!  ;-)
  8. Please put your name at the top, then turn it in to the drawer.

Connotation vs. Denotation Practice on Your Own (pages 14-15)
1.      I’ll explain the Vocabulary Variety Worksheet II.
2.     You complete it.
3.     Put your name at the top of both pages.
4.    Turn them in to the drawer, please.

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