A Farewell to Creative Writing

Students,

I’ve truly enjoyed getting to know you through your writing this semester. You have proven to be a talented, eclectic bunch.  I hope some of you consider taking the class again in the future so you can continue to improve your writing skills and add to your blog!

Before you leave, there are two more tasks for you to complete:

  1. Create your final post for this class. Select one of the two following options:
    *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.
  2. Read our literary journal, Et cetera, and post an encouraging comment on at least five of your peers’ pages.

I hope you all continue writing your entire life. It can be an invaluable asset!

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Day #2 Activity (Online Literary Journal)

Hi folks!

This is what you should be working on today for your online literary journal.

  1. Write your “About the Author” paragraphs
    1. Copy and paste it onto your rubric on Google Classroom (don’t click ‘Turn In’ yet).
  2. If you haven’t yet, select an original image to email your teacher (this must be self-created or self-taken. You cannot do a Google search for this image).

Day #1 Activity (Online Literary Journal)

Hi folks!

This is what you should be working on today for your online literary journal.

  1. Decide which piece of writing you want to submit to the journal and revise/edit as needed so it is PERFECT.
    1. Copy and paste it onto your rubric on Google Classroom (don’t click ‘Turn In’ yet).
  2. If you get done early, select an original image to email your teacher (this must be self-created or self-taken. You cannot do a Google search for this image).

Final Project: Online Literary Journal

DP #62: Writing Advice

Read the provided handout with quotes from published writers. When you’re done, write down some writing advice of your own and be prepared to share with the class.

Hi folks!  It’s time to talk about the final exam project for this class: your submission to our online literary journal.

Here are the directions on how to do the final project.  You’ll all be submitting to our online literary journal, Et Cetera.

We will be meeting in various labs for the remainder of the semester, including exam day.

Let me show you, step-by-step, how to submit your final piece which is due NEXT MONDAY (June 12th) by the end of the hour.

 

 

Nature – inspired again!

DP #61: Inspired by Nature

Write a piece of flash fiction using the following prompt for inspiration:

The protagonist wakes up in a seemingly endless field of wildflowers in full bloom with no idea how he or she got there.

Take ten minutes.

Today, we’re going back outside! Your goal will be to pick one small aspect of nature to focus on. Write about it in as detailed a manner as you can. Notice everything about this one piece of nature. Start inventing a story for it or create a poem.

The second half of class, all of you will be sharing some of your nature writing from the past two days at the outdoor stage area. You decide what piece of writing you want to share.

Let’s go out and enjoy nature today!

Inspired by Nature

DP #60: Inspired by Nature

Write a piece (poem, flash fiction, etc…) using the following image: a smashed flower on the sidewalk.

Take ten minutes.

Today, we are going to explore nature as a means of creative written expression. We’ll be using

Thoreau’s model of nature writing

  • Keep a Journal.
  • Record Personal Observations of Nature.
  • Express Personal Thoughts, Feelings, and Ideas.
  • Show How All of Life Is Connected and Interdependent.
  • Be Positive, Warm and Open to All Life.
  • Begin Now.

As we explore the school’s natural surroundings, we will also take A Haiku Walk.

Let’s go out and enjoy nature today!