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Monday, August 20, 2012 Class expectations/ syllabus Fill out index card (name, email, parent contact, favorite subject, favorite book) Interpret the quote: "Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own." -Carol Burnett
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 Journal #1: Why did you choose Creative Writing as your 8th hour elective? Please be brutally honest. Reading: "Why I Write" by George OrwellWhy I Write Discuss influential authors, our defining characteristics, the reasons we write
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Read "Why I Write" by Terry Tempest Williams.Why I Write Create a "Why I Write" Use "Why I Write" to create a Wordle word cloudWordle
Thursday, August 23, 2012 Journal #2: What is your favorite literary work - this could be an article, novel, movie, story, etc. Explain why you like that type of literature and why you like that piece in particular. Share Wordles Discuss format for Workshop and look at due dates for poetry due dates Go over rubric for creative writingrubric How to write, from Howard JacobsonHoward Jacobson
6 Monday, August 27, 2012 Journal #3: Describe your earliest memory in vivid detail. Embellishing allowed. Finish pass-around poem Read various Haiku and discuss structure/content Write Haiku Journal #3: Describe your earliest memory in vivid detail. Embellishing allowed. Finish pass-around poem Read various Haiku and discuss structure/content Write Haiku
7 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 Journal #4: Some people think that reading fiction is a waste of time. Do you agree? Why or why not? Poetry form: Sestina. Read Elizabeth Bishop's "Sestina," John Ashbery's "Farm Implements and Rutabagas in a Landscape," and Jonah Winter's "Sestina: Bob."SestinaFarm Implements and Rutabagas in a LandscapeSestina: Bob
8 Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Journal #5: From the time we are toddlers, we begin to challenge authority and test our limits. Describe a time when you challenged authority. How did it go for you? Continue work on sestinas Come up with subjects for poems and the important 6 words for sestinas. Begin.
9 Thursday, August 30, 2012 Journal #6: What is the hardest thing you've ever had to do? How did you finish, or why did you give up? Poetry slam
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