Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bi-Weekly Agenda 1/11-1/25

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

WEEK ONE 1/11-1/15

Independent Reading
-students will choose groups and presentation date
-group work: planning, assigning jobs and setting reading limits

Creative Writing
-elements and literary term
-vignette
-digression
-imagery
-freewrites and mimics

Writing Vignette Techniques
-breaking conventional writing rules
-memoir and subject matter
-tone
-characterization
-plot, conflict and foil
-suspense and imagery

Sharing (the beginning of each class)
-quaker share
-writer spotlight
-writer's panel

HW Every night you will be expected to read and write at least one vignette for the next day.

WEEK TWO 1/18-1/22
Independent Reading
-group work
-discussion and planning
-presentation 1/22 and 1/25

Creative Writing
-monologue and dialogue
-relationships
-show, don't tell
-descriptive language
--body, emotion, nature
-Action
--sequencing
--perspective
--thoughtshots and baby steps
-Bring in photo for memory freewrite
--personal motif and life theme

Sharing (the beginning of each class)
-quaker share
-writer spotlight
-writer's panel

HW Every night you will be expected to read and write at least one vignette for the next day.