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Creative Writing
3rd Hour

Writing Practice:

The Art of the Metaphor (TED Talk - 5:39)
Metaphors
What do we mean when we say these things:

When we say someone is a pig we really mean that...

When we call someone an angel we really mean that...

If we say someone is a giant we really mean that...

When we call a man an ogre or a woman a witch we really mean...

When somebody plays cards and we call them a shark, we really mean that...

If we say that somebody is a volcano ready to explode, we really mean that...

When we say somebody is bright we mean that...

Metaphors are a way to compare
to by saying that one thing is another thing
without using the words like or as.

On the handout, pick any 10 of the following and compare them to school using metaphors in the format below:

School is Opera:
Loud, with crazy costumes, and I don’t understand a word of it.
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/image/60930003373
Examples of Metaphors:
Love is a battlefield.
Life is a highway.
America is a melting pot.
You are my sunshine.
Your bedroom is a pigsty.
All the world's a stage.
Time is money.
You're a chicken!
Hall Road at 5pm on a Friday night is a parking lot.
Extending Metaphors:
Take out your list of 10 metaphors about school.
Pick seven (7) of your best ones and expand on them with
four or five (4-5) specific examples
to explain.
In this example, how is it loud? What things do you wear? What might the 'costumes' look like with what kids are wearing. What do you hear in the hallways? What do you hear from your teachers?
School is Opera:
Loud, with crazy costumes, and I don’t understand a word of it.
Alliteration
Alliteration:
Repetition of initial consonant sounds used with three (3) or more letters.

*Note: Alliteration "depends on sounds, NOT on letters".
Ex:
P
eter
P
iper
p
icked a
p
eck of
p
ickled
p
eppers.
Alliteration: '
k
now-
n
othing'

Not Alliteration: 'climate change'
Consider the following examples:
B
ut a
b
etter
b
utter makes a
b
atter
b
etter.
A
b
ig bully
b
eats a
b
aby
b
oy.
Both sentences are alliterative because the same first letter of words (B) occurs close together and produces alliteration in the sentence.
What does Alliteration do?
It
creates a musical effect in the text
that enhances the pleasure of reading a literary piece and helps it to flow more. It
makes reading and recitation
of the poems
attractive and appealing
; thus, making them easier to learn by heart.

[Taken from: http://literarydevices.net]
In our daily life, we notice alliteration in the names of different companies. It makes the name of a company catchy and easy to memorize. Here are several common examples:

•Dunkin’ Donuts
•PayPal
•Best Buy
•Coca-Cola
•Life Lock
Monday, March 10th, 2014
Share/
Turn & Talk:

Journal:
Walk me through your weekend. What did you do? Start with Friday right after school.
Onomatopoeia:
The formation or use of a word as imitation of a sound made by or associated with what it is named.

Ex: Meow, Honk, Boom, Pop, Snap, Crackle, Pop, Buzz, Woof, Moo
The
buzzing
bee flew away.

The sack fell into the river with a
splash
.

The books fell on the table with a loud
thump
.

He looked at the
roaring
sky.

The
rustling
leaves kept me awake.
Onomatopoeia:
Animal Sounds/Noises are examples of Onomatopoeia!
Examples of Onomatopoeia:
Mrs. Munger's Class - Onomatopoeia (YouTube Clip: 1:38)
What does Onomatopoeia do?
Generally, words are used to tell what is happening.
Onomatopoeia, on the other hand, helps the readers to hear the sounds the words they reflect.

The beauty of onomatopoeic words lies in the fact that they are bound to have an effect on the readers’ senses whether they are understood or not.
The use of such words helps create emphasis.

[Taken from http://literarydevices.net]
Personal Metaphor Brainstorming:
With the same framework in mind from the past two days,
begin thinking about a personal metaphor that relates to your life.

"I am..." or "My life is..."
With a Partner:

Come up with 2 examples of Alliteration (at least 4-5 words long).

Come up with 3 examples of Onomatopoeia.

You have 5 minutes. - Go!
•American Apparel
•American Airlines
•Chuck E. Cheese’s
•Bed Bath & Beyond
•Krispy Kreme
Take out your
'Metaphor Practice'
(list of 10 metaphors about school) & your
'Extending the Metaphor'
Handouts (7 best w/4-5 details) from Monday & Tuesday.

Make sure your names are on them! Turn them in!
On the following handout, begin brainstorming 10 ideas for a potential personal metaphor. - Give 5 specific pieces of evidence and examples for each metaphor to explain it.
Onomatopoeia - "Gerald McBoing-Boing" (6:55)
Writing Practice:
Journal:
What's your current jam?!
Thursday, March 13th, 2014
Friday, March 14th, 2014
Journal:
Writing Practice:
In your opinion, which celebrity is the
LEAST
influential?
(can be anyone!)
Monday, March 17th, 2014
Finish the statement:

To me, _______ is worth more than gold because...
Journal:
You're walking down the street and find a leprechaun. You start talking & decide to go on an adventure.

What happens next?!
Writing Practice:
Today:
Continue to work on Personal Metaphor poem. Begin drafting a poem using multiple "I am..." or "My life is... metaphors/statements.

Add detail, specifics, Alliteration & Onomatopoeia!

Final Metaphor Poem:
5 STRONG Metaphors (20 points; 4 points each)

3 examples of Alliteration (12 points; 4 points each)

2 examples of Onomatopoeia (8 points; 4 points each)

40 points total:
Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Should college be free?
Why or Why not?
Journal:
Writing Practice:
Final Metaphor Poem:
1.) Finish working on/refining poem (adding/self-editing)
5 strong Metaphors
3 uses of Alliteration
2 uses of Onomatopoeia

2.) Type up final poem! - Print two (2) copies!
(Make sure fake name is on both copies!)

3.)
Copy #1:
Highlight metaphors/alliteration/onomatopoeia
(3 different colors; make a key/label!)

Copy #2:
Final Copy

4.) Staple rubric on top of poems. Make sure fake name is on it! Put in crate!
*Note what your fake name was on my roster!
Personification
Personification:
The
attribution of
a personal nature or
human characteristics to something nonhuman
, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.

Examples:
"The ancient car
groaned
into third gear."


"The cloud
scattered
rain throughout the city."


"The tropical storm
slept
for two days."
The nonliving objects in these sentences
(car, cloud, storm)
have been given human qualities
(groaned, scattered, slept)
.

Adding meaning to nonliving or nonhuman objects in this manner is called personification.
The car engine coughed and sputtered when it started during the blizzard.
The wind sang her mournful song through the falling leaves.
The microwave timer told me it was time to turn my TV dinner.
The video camera observed the whole scene.
The strawberries seemed to sing, "Eat me first!"
The rain kissed my cheeks as it fell.
The daffodils nodded their yellow heads at the walkers.
The water beckoned invitingly to the hot swimmers.
The snow whispered as it fell to the ground during the early morning hours.
The china danced on the shelves during the earthquake.
What's being personified? - How is it being personified?
Look around the room...

Find two (2) objects that stick out to you (ones that no one else would pick).

Personify them with 4 examples.
Hey diddle, diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon;
The little dog
laughed
To see such sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon
.
Comedy & Horror stand-up

The stand-up is screaming with emotion
Stand-up wears colors well
Cutout is standing proudly in a drama lover's room
Handout:
Personification Practice
Thursday, March 20th, 2014
What is your favorite restaurant to eat at?
What do you order?
Journal:
Writing Practice:
You just got in a car accident! : (
How did it happen?
What happens next?!
Before...
After...
Personification - YouTube Clip (4:02)
Weeks
#1 &2:

Week
#3:

Friday, March 21st, 2014
What is your favorite restaurant to eat at?
What do you order?
Journal:
Writing Practice:
You just got in a car accident! : (
How did it happen?
What happens next?!
Before...
After...
Journals/Writing Practice:
Monday, March 24th, 2014
What was your first concert/play?
Journal:
Writing Practice:
Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
What is the last book you read that you enjoyed?

(Maybe a favorite?)
Journal:
Writing Practice:
Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
What is your LEAST favorite holiday? Why?
Journal:
Writing Practice:
Week
#4:

Friday, March 28th, 2014
Would you rather be a rock star or a sports star? - Why?
Journal:
Writing Practice:
Imagery
"The
function of imagery is to generate a vibrant & graphic presentation of a scene
that appeals to as many of the reader’s senses as possible.

...It aids the reader’s imagination to envision the characters & scenes in the piece clearly.
Images,
which are drawn by using figures of speech like metaphor, simile,
personification
, onomatopoeia etc.
serve the function of beautifying a piece of literature
."

- from "How Not to Suck at Writing"
English Advising Bear on Imagery - YouTube Clip (3:19)
Imagery:
the
use of vivid or figurative language
to represent objects, actions, or ideas
to create mental images & appeal to our senses
.
What Does Imagery Do?
It was dark and dim in the forest.
The words “dark” and “dim” are visual images.
The children were screaming and shouting in the fields.
“Screaming” and “shouting” appeal to our sense of hearing or auditory sense.
He whiffed the aroma of brewed coffee.
“Whiff” and “aroma” evoke our sense of smell or olfactory sense.
The girl ran her hands on a soft satin fabric.
The idea of “soft” in this example appeals to our sense of touch or tactile sense.
The fresh and juicy orange are very cold and sweet.
“ Juicy” and “sweet” when associated with oranges have an effect on our sense of taste or gustatory sense.
5 Types of Imagery:
Visual Imagery
(probably most-often used!)
Auditory Imagery
(dealing with sound)
Olfactory Imagery
(pertaining to smell)
Gustatory Imagery
(relating to taste)
Tactile Imagery
(relating to touch)
BORING:
Sandra was pretty.

DESCRIPTIVE:
Sandra's dark, tumbling curls, illuminated her rosy face, allowing the world to take her her soft prettiness.
BORING:
The music was too loud.

DESCRIPTIVE:
The music coming from the house sent cascades of noise into Aaron's ear drums, causing them to ring, which created a vibrating pain throughout his entire head.
BORING:
The sock smelled bad.

DESCRIPTIVE:
As Katlin raised the yellowed sock to her face, her nose was attacked with the repugnant smell of sweat and citrus-like foot odor that seemed to reverberate in her dainty nostrils.
BORING:
The insipid-loser-fail way: The food was yummy.

DESCRIPTIVE:
The tantalizing-intellectual way: The chicken soup was filled with spices that intensified the natural flavor causing imaginary particles of richness to dance on Daniel's tongue.
BORING:
The glass was cold.

DESCRIPTIVE:
The frosty glass was covered in ice and an arctic-like coolness and gave off a pain of frost bite on Ann's reddening fingers.
Good poetry is generally rich in imagery.
It is descriptive
.

The reader can imagine/envision the things described.

Imagery shows rather than tells
, which is important in good poetry.
"The Power of Imagery" - Belinda Baldwin YouTube Clip (6:22)
Tuesday, 3-25-14
Tuesday, 3-25-14
Wednesday, 3-26-14
Wednesday, 3-26-14
Today:
Workshopping Personification Poems
(show me what you have
before you begin typing!)

Final Personification Poem:
5 Examples of Personification (20 points; 4 points each)

3 examples of Alliteration (12 points; 4 points each)

Use of Vivid Imagery throughout (8 points)

40 points total:
Final Metaphor Poem:
1.) Finish working on/refining poem (show me what you have before you begin typing.

2.) Type up final poem! - Print two (2) copies!

Put a Fake Name on it.

3.)
Copy #1:
Highlight in 3 different colors & label:

Personification
/
Alliteration
/
Uses of Imagery

Copy #2:
Final Copy

4.) Staple
rubric on top
of poems. Make sure fake name is on it! Put in crate!
*Note what your fake name was on my roster!

3-28-14
3-28-14
vs.
Rock Star/Singer
Sports Star/Athlete
Monday, March 31st, 2014
The best thing about going to a Tigers game is...
Journal:
Writing Practice:
Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
What was one of your favorite TV shows that you were sad to see end?
Journal:
Writing Practice:
Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
What did you think of the assembly last hour?
Journal:
Writing Practice:
Week
#5:

Friday, April 4th, 2014
What are your plans for spring break?!
Journal:
Writing Practice:
Tuesday, 4-1-14
Monday, 4-1-14
Wednesday, 4-2-14
Wednesday, 4-2-14
4-4-14
4-4-14
3-31-14 (Opening Day!)
3-31-14 (Opening Day!)
Describe what's going on & thoughts from the point-of-view someone in this crowd...
Description of a Place
Place #1: Your Bedroom
Place #3: Detroit Tigers playoff game
Place #2: Your favorite spot outdoors
Place #4: Times Square at night
Description of a Place
Writing Prompts:
Think about:
Colors
Sights
Sounds
Smells
Colors
What you're doing
The purpose of descriptive writing is to make our readers see, feel, and hear what we have seen, felt, and heard.


Whether we're describing a person, a place, or a thing, our aim is to reveal a subject through vivid and carefully selected details.
a waiting room
a favorite restaurant
your dream house
a closet
your memory of a place that you visited as a child
a locker
an accident scene
a city bus or subway train
an unusual room
a child's secret hiding place
backstage during a play or a concert
a store
The Room of Requirement
a rest room in a service station
a street that leads to your home or school
the inside of a spaceship
the scene at a concert or athletic event
an art exhibit
an ideal apartment
your old neighborhood
a small town cemetery
a pizza place
a pet store
a hospital emergency room
a particular friend or family member's house
a storefront window
an inspiring view
To help you get started, here are nearly 30 topic suggestions for a descriptive paragraph:
http://www.writersdigest.com/prompts
http://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/writingprompts/2403098128/1/tumblr_ldhlm0QdEm1qee12t
Choose one of the following:
Think of your favorite place - either real (somewhere you've actually visited) or made-up. Write a letter/'postcard' to a loved one describing that place.

*NOTE: When writing, pick ONE tense (either past or present) and stick to that tense only!
Postcard to a Friend/Loved One:
FCA's:
Sensory Images/Descriptions - 15 points
5 Vivid Verbs - 10 points
10 Vivid Adjectives - 10 points
Rough Draft & Reviewed - 5 points

40 points total!
Final Descriptions:
Fake Name
Rubric On Top
Peer Editing Form
Highlighted/Labeled Final Copy
Thursday:
Workshopping of Descriptions & Peer Editing
Friday:
Workshopping, Editing, Typing of Descriptions
*If you are NOT going to be here tomorrow...


Your Peer Editing sheet MUST be completed by the end of the hour today!
No Excuses! =D
No Excuses! =D
No Excuses! =D
Due:
NO LATER than
Monday, April 14th!
[again, no excuses!]
Today:
Workshopping & Peer Editing
Typing of Descriptions/'Letters' in Library!

*Don't forget to label, fake, name & attach peer editing sheet!
Monday, April 14th, 2014
Journal:
Writing Practice:
Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Journal:
Writing Practice:
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
Is social media helping or harming society?
Journal:
Writing Practice:
Week
#6:

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
What is your favorite holiday?
OR
Invent your own Holiday!
Journal:
Tuesday, 4-15-14
Tuesday, 4-15-14
Wednesday, 4-16-14
Wednesday, 4-16-14
Thursday, 4-17-14
Thursday, 4-16-14
4-14-14
4-14-14
http://www.teachhub.com/video-writing-prompts
Dialogue
What was the best/worst part of Spring Break?
Dialogue:
a conversation between two or more people

'Good' dialogue should:
help to reveal relationships
help to show & not tell
show something about the character
"How to Write Good Dialogue" - YouTube Clip (3:23)
Dialogue Self-Check:

Was the conflict clear from the beginning?
Did I capture the characters' personalities?
Does the dialogue sound natural?
Is the plot developed fully enough?
Was it clear who was speaking?
Should I change any of my verbs?
Are all my verbs in past tense?
Did I use variety in placing my dialogue tags?
Should I add more action details anywhere?
Should I add more description?
Is there a part that doesn't fit?
Does the story have an effective ending?

http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/404/
movie star and fanatic fan
officer and speeder
Starbucks barista and customer
waiter/waitress and diner
man on a ledge and psychologist
principal and student
hairdresser/barber and client
teacher and parent
little sis and big sis
driving instructor and student driver
radio DJ and phone-in listener
reporter and accident witness
dentist and patient
cheerleader and nerd
girl and boy on blind date
dogcatcher and dog owner
player and coach
two late-night grocery shoppers
girl's date and little brother or sister
flight attendant and passenger
celebrity and red-carpet interviewer
general and lieutenant
Pick one of the following:
This Week:
Monday:
Journal
Writing Practice
Brainstorming
Tuesday:
Journal
Writing Practice
Rules for formatting Dialogue
Dialogue Practice Handouts
Wednesday:
Journal
Writing Practice
Dialogue Practice Handout
Begin working on Dialogue Piece
Thursday:
Journal
Writing Practice
Continue working on Dialogue Piece
Each time a new speaker speaks you place the line of dialogue on a new line.

This line should also be indented (assuming you are indenting new paragraphs).
New Speaker, New Line
"Hi, have you seen my cat?"
said Bob.

"No,"
said Bill.
"I have no idea where your cat is."

"If you see my cat, will you let me know?"
questioned Bob
, looking sad.

"Of course,"
replied Bill
, with a tone of concern.
Shifts between Bob & Bill
http://www.mrclements.com/?p=898
Formatting Dialogue:

Once upon a time, a girl named Cinderella wanted to go to a ball
,
so she asked her Fairy Godmother to help her. The Fairy Godmother gave her a dress and shoes and Cinderella went to the ball
,
where she found a Prince.
The Prince asked Cinderella to marry him

and they lived happily ever after.
Plot/Story Elements
Exposition:
Conflict:
Rising Action:
Climax:
Falling Action:
Resolution:
Exposition
Rising Action
Climax
Falling Action
Resolution
At a Detroit Tigers’ game last summer,

a man tried to snatch my purse. I ran after him,

collared him, and wrestled him to the ground, holding him until the police came.
The man was arrested and sent to jail
and I kept my purse.
Exposition
Rising Action
Climax
Falling Action
Resolution
A tiny puppy was born and abandoned by his mother;

a girl named Eliza cared for him until he was a big dog. One day, Eliza fell down a well

so the dog jumped in to save her.

They were rescued from the well
and the dog got a medal for bravery.
Exposition
Rising Action
Climax
Falling Action
Resolution
Beginning of the story

Introduces/establishes characters, setting & conflict
Spurred from the Conflict

Events while character(s) is/are trying to solve conflict
Three-Sentence
Stories
OH NO!
Rose is missing!

What happened?! What's the story?
????
Exposition
Rising Action
Climax
Falling Action
Resolution

Exposition
Rising Action
Climax
Falling Action
Resolution

Turning point in the story

Most suspenseful part of the story

Actions/Choices made spur falling acting
Actions after the climax

Sets up the beginning of the end of the story
Actions, Decisions & Character traits are resolved

Wrap-up/ending of the story
Get your room cleaned up Mother said or you’re not going to the show


Chris shouted that’s not fair it’s Joe’s room too


Joe will be home later to take care of his half Now are you going to get started Mother scolded
I guess so muttered Chris why doesn’t Joe ever have to do anything around here


He does plenty Mom said


Chris said I never see him do much of anything but study


Well answered Mom you’re never around very much
Punctuate the following Sentences:
Punctuate the following Sentences:
Who is your favorite Disney character?
OR
What is your favorite Disney movie?
Get out your Dialogue Practice assignment from last night!

Swap papers with someone near & dear to you!

Sign your name at the bottom of their paper,
so I know who's correcting it!
Formatting Dialogue:

Handout
Dialogue Formatting

Character Development/Context
Writing Practice:
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
Journal:
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Journal:
Writing Practice:
Thursday, April 24th, 2014
What in your life are you most grateful for?
Journal:
Writing Practice:
Week
#7:

Friday, April 25th, 2014
What is your favorite holiday?
OR
Invent your own Holiday!
Journal:
Wednesday, 4-23-14
Wedneday, 4-23-14
Thursday, 4-24-14
Thursday, 4-24-14
Thursday, 4-17-14
Thursday, 4-16-14
Tuesday, 4-22-14
Tuesday, 4-22-14
What do you do to more "eco-friendly"?

What can we do to be MORE 'eco-friendly'?
Describe/Talk about the cutest puppy you've ever seen!
Writing Practice:
What would our world look like if no one recycled?
Writing Practice:
Tuesday:
Character Development/Brainstorming

Wednesday:
Rubric for Final Dialogue Piece
Working on Dialogue

Thursday:
YOU MUST BRING A DRAFT FOR THURSDAY!
Peer Editing, Workshopping, Polishing

Friday:
Typing Final Pieces in Media Center

Due at end of the Hour - no exceptions!
I WILL NOT take it late
Each Character - what does he/she look like?
What are unique personality traits about them?
Do they have any mannerisms?
What is their attitude?
How do other people see him/her?
Where does he/she live?
Step One: Character Brainstorming
What's the conflict between going on?
Internal/External?
How is the other person involved?
Step Two: Potential Conflict
Where is this taking place?
Be specific!
Step Three: Potential Settings
http://www.alrightimwrong.com/
You have approximately ___ minutes left continue working on your piece, independently!
Peer Editing:
Completed & turned in today.

You
WILL NOT
get to type on the computer tomorrow until I have this!
Give helpful, respectful critiques
See how your peers are doing; collaboration
Involve yourselves more in the Writing Process
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iBONyN-hapc/UB4Dtho4J1I/AAAAAAAAAGU/Cx1X6pPTkgw/s1600/SaidIsDeadImage.JPG

Today's Tasks:
1.) Peer Editing
You DO NOT get to type until I have your completed Peer Editing sheet!

2.) Typing in Library
Staple final copy, label plot elements & highlight dialogue tags

3.) When finished, fill out & turn in a Metacog. Reflection.
Once upon a time, a girl named Cinderella wanted to go to a ball
,
so she asked her Fairy Godmother to help her. The Fairy Godmother gave her a dress and shoes and Cinderella went to the ball
,
where she found a Prince.
The Prince asked Cinderella to marry him

and they lived happily ever after.
Plot/Story Elements
Exposition:
Conflict:
Rising Action:
Climax:
Falling Action:
Resolution:
Exposition
Rising Action
Climax
Falling Action
Resolution
At a Detroit Tigers’ game last summer,

a man tried to snatch my purse. I ran after him,

collared him, and wrestled him to the ground, holding him until the police came.
The man was arrested and sent to jail
and I kept my purse.
Exposition
Rising Action
Climax
Falling Action
Resolution
A tiny puppy was born and abandoned by his mother;

a girl named Eliza cared for him until he was a big dog. One day, Eliza fell down a well

so the dog jumped in to save her.

They were rescued from the well
and the dog got a medal for bravery.
Exposition
Rising Action
Climax
Falling Action
Resolution
Beginning of the story

Introduces/establishes characters, setting & conflict
Spurred from the Conflict

Events while character(s) is/are trying to solve conflict
Three-Sentence
Stories
Exposition
Rising Action
Climax
Falling Action
Resolution

Exposition
Rising Action
Climax
Falling Action
Resolution

Turning point in the story

Most suspenseful part of the story

Actions/Choices made spur falling acting
Actions after the climax

Sets up the beginning of the end of the story
Actions, Decisions & Character traits are resolved

Wrap-up/ending of the story
Monday, April 28th, 2014
Journal:
Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
Journal:
Writing Practice:
Thursday, May 1st, 2014
Journal:
Writing Practice:
Week
#8:

Friday, May 2nd, 2014
For what movie does a sequel need to be made?
Journal:
Wednesday, 4-30-14
Wednesday, 4-30-14
Thursday, 5-1-14
Thursday, 5-1-14
Friday, 5-2-14
Friday, 5-2-14
Monday, 4-28-14
Monday, 4-28-14
Who is your 'hero' in life? Why? What makes him/her a hero to you?
Writing Practice:
What does it mean to be a hero?
Define what a hero is AND explain what it takes to be a hero!
Writing Practice:
What did you think of yesterday's Chalk Talk activity on Heroes?

How could it be improved in the future?
What does it mean to "have grit"?

In what areas of your life do you need more grit?
http://shortlist.com/entertainment/films/40-sequels-that-never-happened

What happened on Monday?
Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
Journal:
Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
Journal:
Writing Practice:
Thursday, May 8th, 2014
Journal:
Writing Practice:
Week
#8:

Friday, May 9th, 2014
Listen to the NPR "This I Believe" essay...
Journal:
Wednesday, 5-7-14
Wednesday, 5-7-14
Thursday, 5-8-14
Thursday, 5-8-14
Friday, 5-9-14
Tuesday, 5-6-14
Tuesday, 5-6-14
Who is your 'hero' in life? Why? What makes him/her a hero to you?
Writing Practice:
What three (3) songs would be on the 'soundtrack of your life'?

What is one thing you've spent the most money on?

What will you always splurge on?
Would you rather...
or
Go back in time
Take a trip to the future
Monday, May 12th, 2014
Journal:
Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
Journal:
Writing Practice:
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Journal:
Writing Practice:
Week
#9:

Thursday, May 15th, 2014
Journal:
Tuesday, 5-13-14
Wednesday, 5-7-14
Wednesday, 5-14-14
Wednesday, 5-14-14
Thursday, 5-15-14
Thursday, 5-15-14
Monday 5-12-14
Friday, 5-9-14
Writing Practice:
Writing Practice:

Writing Practice:
Monday, 5-12-14
What do you believe?
What do you make about Josh's experience?
How are we (you) different? What makes you unique? Explain.
http://thisibelieve.org/essays/age/under18/
Why will tomorrow be a better day AND What will you do to make it so?
http://thisibelieve.org/essays/age/under18/page/2/
Final Portfolio/Project:
(worth 115 points!)

Staple & Turn-in:

Hero's Journey chart for "Finding Nemo"
(on top)

Final 600-word Hero's Story

Go back through all old pieces
Polish, Refine them!
Organize them together using the guidelines & rubric

3 Days in Lab to work on This!
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Today In-Class:

Draft/Write Metacog. Reflection, Author Bio, Evaluate Work


Metacog. Reflection
1 page
Yourself as a Writer (What you did)
Class Content (assignments, activities)

What worked well this semester? What did you like? What did you have trouble with? What activities/assignments did you like? What didn't you like? - Suggestions for the future?

This Week:
10 points - "Finding Nemo" Hero's Journey
70 points - Final 600-word Hero's Story

10 points today for being on-task
10 points - This Week's Journal

115 points - Final Portfolio Project

215 points up for grabs this week!
React to the video.

What's the message?
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