Blog Farewell (or invite to keep reading!)

Hi folks!

Today is your last day to work on your blog in this class. Use this time to make a post where you directly speak to your readers. Write one of the two following types of posts.

*Let your readers know this will be your last post on this blog as the class is ending. Add any other ‘flair’ to the post that you’d like and thank them for their feedback.

*Let your readers know that while this is your last post for the class, you plan to continue posting on this blog. You might let them know what to expect from you in the future. Add any other ‘flair’ to the post that you’d like.

I’d also like you to fill out one final self-assessment of your participation these past six weeks. This is part of your semester grade. You’ll need to be logged into your school email for this to work.

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Student-Choice Assessment Due

Hi folks! You have the hour to do the following:

  • Post your “student-choice” assignment on your blog
  • Open Google Classroom, click on the assignment, “Student-choice (Summative Assessment),” fill out the top half of the rubric, then click “Turn In.”
  • Read other people’s blogs and post comments

Whatever you don’t finish is due by midnight tonight.

Happy writing!

 

Student-choice writing: day three

DP #59: Inspired by Music

While listening this song, write down whatever images or ideas come to your mind.

Hi students! Just like yesterday, you have “free time” to do the following:

Write silently
Read silently
Quietly converse with a peer about his/her writing

You may not:

Have random conversations
Work on homework/study for other classes

Please respect these rules so everyone can enjoy productive creative writing time.

Happy writing!

Student-choice writing: day two

DP #58: Dialogue

Using dialogue, write a scene where a dog (or cat, if you prefer) has a conversation with its owner.

Write for ten minutes.

Hi students! Just like yesterday, you have “free time” to do the following:

Write silently
Read silently
Quietly converse with a peer about his/her writing

You may not:

Have random conversations
Work on homework/study for other classes

Please respect these rules so everyone can enjoy productive creative writing time.

Happy writing!

Student Choice Week!

DP #57: Dreams

Using concrete and figurative language, describe a dream, making it as bizarre or realistic as you like. Your focus is to make the dream as vivid as possible.

Write for ten minutes.

Hi students! This week, you will have the opportunity to write. After our daily prompts, you will be given the time to work on whatever writing project you’d like. During this “free time,” you may do the following:

Write silently
Read silently
Quietly converse with a peer about his/her writing

You may not:

Have random conversations
Work on homework/study for other classes

Please respect these rules so everyone can enjoy productive creative writing time.

You will be expected to post a piece of writing on your blog this Friday. It will be a summative assessment. Here is the rubric. Please note it is slightly different from previous rubrics.

Happy writing!

Writing a Book Review: Day Four

DP #56: Scavenger Hunt

You’re involved in a scavenger hunt—boys versus girls—and you take off to help your team collect every item on the list. The first several items are relatively easy but the last item is very unusual. But, upon reading the last item, you know exactly where to find it. The only problem is that it isn’t going to be easy to retrieve it. Write this scene.

Writer’s Digest Prompt

Today, you’re going to use the rubric on Google Classroom to edit each other’s reviews. We’ll get in small groups and pass them around so you can read and provide feedback on as many as possible. You should get your review back with lots of helpful advice from your peers!