Fifth Blog Post Due

Hi folks!

Today is a day to work on your blogs as well as read your peers’ blogs and post comments.

Remember that you have to post on your blog at least once a week for credit.

This week’s window to publish was Saturday, March 18th – today (Thursday, March 24th). Be sure to publish something by midnight tonight. I’ll be checking blog posts over the weekend.

Keep in mind your weekly posts (unless otherwise specified) can be about anything you want. The point is to get in the habit of posting on your blog so you can get constant feedback on your work.

Have fun and use your time wisely. Once you post something, you should work on a new piece or read and comment on your peers’ work. Participation and use of class time is a part of your grade as well. I’ve selected five students’ creative essays to be showcased on our class blog. Check ’em out!

ALSO, DON’T FORGET ABOUT NAPOWRIMO. Challenge yourself! Click here for directions on how to sign up!


Plot: the Hero’s Journey

Daily Prompt #19: Considering yourself as a character

Guess what?  There’s going to be a book written about you!  What’s the title?  
Come up with at least one idea that you think each of the following people would suggest.

* Yourself
* Your mom (or dad or guardian: your choice)
* Your best friend
* Your worst enemy (or someone who doesn’t really care for you or someone who doesn’t really know you)
* Your pet (or your favorite toy or possession)

Take seven minutes.

As you start to develop ideas for your pieces of fiction, you need to closely consider the plot of your story. Aside from the traditional mountain peak plotline, another way of checking to make sure your plot is interesting is by testing it against the hero’s journey.

At your table, using the diagram provided, take a story or movie you all know and see how it fits this plot. Write it on a whiteboard and be prepared to share with the class.

Developing your plot is probably going to be one of the hardest aspects of this unit. Tomorrow, we will spend some time generating ideas for potential plots.

For the remainder of the hour, start making a list of some general ideas you have for stories. Or, if you already have your ready, begin working on it.

Creative Essay Due Sunday by midnight

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

  • Post your creative essay on your blog (don’t forget a pic!)
  • Open Google Classroom, click on the assignment, “Creative Essay,” 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 SUNDAY. I look forward to reading them, starting Monday!