Monday, February 7, 2011

Weekly Agenda Feb 7-11

The House on Mango Street

MONDAY -FRIDAY
Sharing (the beginning of each class)
-quaker share
-writer spotlight
-writer's panel
HW Every night you will be expected to read several vignettes and write at least one for the next day. Please see Reader's schedule

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

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