“More evil gets done in the name of righteousness than the other way around.” ~ Glen Cook

Creative Writing 1 ~ Begin class with a 10 minute free write.  Distribute magazine fundraiser prizes.  Review handouts on dialogue, synopsis of fiction, instant plot outline, and character chart.  Begin a writing activity focusing on an elderly person you know.  Write down sensory imagery that reminds you of the person: sight, sound, touch, taste, smell.  This is the first step of a two step process.  We will continue step two on Thursday.

Creative Writing 2-4 ~ Begin class with a 10 minute free write.  Distribute magazine fundraiser prizes.  Watch the video “How to Visit an Art Museum” and discuss the writer’s relationship to art.  How to write about it?  Read a winning selection from Writer’s Eye and discuss the elements that make it a winning story: interesting opening, natural dialogue, hook, a promise of something in the end, great characterization…

Filmmaking ~ We began Citizen Kane last class, but since Mrs. Wood will be absent on Wednesday, the sub will distribute film analysis sheets for the movie Hugo by Martin Scorsese.  Work on film analysis sheet during the viewing.  When Mrs. Wood returns, we will finish Hugo, discuss the director Martin Scorsese and pick up with Citizen Kane.  

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