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Creative Writing Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Today’s Targets O To identify and understand the requirements and expectations of the class O To form a positive dynamic
Word of the Day (from misnomer \mis-NO-muhr\, noun: 1. The misnaming of a person in a legal instrument, as in a complaint or indictment. 2. Any misnaming of a person or thing; also, a wrong or inapplicable name or designation. O Morning sickness is a misnomer -- it can strike any time. -- Jane Bartlett, "Sick, and tired of it", Guardian, June 20, 2000 O Copy cat is a misnomer because cats never copy anybody. -- Carl Van Vechten, The Tiger in the House O The distinction between monkeys and apes is still muddled in the popular mind: Chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans are still frequently called "monkeys," and very good monkeys, such as Barbary "apes" and Celebes black "apes," continue to carry their misnomers. -- Noel T. Boaz Ph.D., Eco Homo
Today’s Activities 1. Writing prompt 2. Finish “Appointments” Activity and report out 3. Tower Activity if time permits Tower Activity HOMEWORK: O Have syllabus signed by Thursday
Writing prompt expectations 1. Date each entry. 2. Make your writing legible. 3. Write for the fully allotted time. I will come around stamp your task each day.
Writing task O What if technology (computers, tv, cell phones, cars, etc.) suddenly stopped working? O Write a story, section of a story, or scenario based on this “what if…?” idea.
Appointment Activity 1. Step 1: Make appointments 2. Step 2: Meet up with appointments when instructed 3. Step 3: During appointments, discuss question and take notes on the back of your paper. You will turn these in. 4. Step 4: Report out after each appointment
Exit task-Two truths and a lie 1. Write your name on the card. 2. Write down two true and interesting facts about you that others in the class may not know. 3. Write down one lie. 4. Turn in the card to me. 5. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll pull a few of these each day and try to guess which is true and which is a lie.