Thursday, February 27, 2014

Day 124!


Today we will begin workshopping Callie, Sarah, and Shelby's stories.

Remember as we are discussing each story that we developed a participation rubric for the workshops. Please make sure you are on task and productive. If you feel that you are going to get off task, please print out your comments!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Day 122!

Today is the day! Tuesday!

We will take three volunteers for our next Writers' Workshop! Then, you will have the period to work on your Peer Editing sheets for the workshop! You can access this by clicking on that link. It is also linked on the Useful Documents tab of the blog!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Day 121!

Today will be your final work day for your point of view stories! Tomorrow, we will take our 3 workshop volunteers (or victims), and we will begin the peer editing process.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Day 115!

Happy Friday!

Today we will start where we left off yesterday. We have one more story to read and discuss.

After that, you will begin your next story writing assignment. You will pick a point of view that you have not written in before to guide your next story. You can pick any of the points of view that we have discussed in class. Use the brainstorming map below to begin the planning process.

Brainstorming Map

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Day 114

Happy Wednesday!

Today, we will start by discussing how we felt our first writers' workshop went! Then, together as a group, we will create a short workshop participation rubric that will be used to score your participation in the future workshops! 

After that, we are going to begin discussing point of view! With a partner, I want you to work to create an easy to  remember definition of each of the following types of point of view: 

  • objective
  • first person
  • second person
  • third person
  • omniscient
  • limited
What is each type of point of view? How is it used in creative writing? 

Then, we will read three short stories that each have a different point of view. After each story, we will discuss the following: 
  • How does the point of view affect your response to the characters?
  •  How would the story change if it were told from a different point of view? 
  • How is your response influenced by how much the narrator knows and how objective he or she is?
The stories are linked here: 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Day 110!

Welcome back! It's been almost a week since we've seen each other! Thanks, snow...

Okay, so by today you should have finished your first story! So, what we are going to do is move on to our first workshop experience! This is how this will work:

  1. We will take 3 volunteers who would like to share their stories with the class (if no volunteers...we'll pick victims. Remember: each of you will submit at least one story to be workshopped by the class before we move out of short stories! )
  2. The 3 workshop authors will share their stories with the class; the WHOLE class. 
  3. Each workshopper will fill out a Peer Editing Form for each story (if you're one of the authors, you will edit all but yours)
  4. You will have the entire class period to work on these stories. Tomorrow, we will host our first writer's workshop!