Interested in the government pen created by the blind? Here’s the Reader’s Digest article, taken from Dan Lewis’s, Now I Know. “Which Pen is Made for the White House?”
“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” ~Maya Angelou
Creative Writing 1 ~ Begin class with a ten-minute free write. Final day to collect quotations. Reminder: Magazine Fundraiser expectations. What Makes a Good Story? discussion. Discuss the writer, Flannery O’Connor. Begin reading the short story “The Life You Save May be Your Own.” HW: Magazine sales are due by Friday, Sept. 5.
Creative Writing 2, 3, 4 ~ Begin class with a ten-minute free write. Final day to collect quotations. Reminder: Magazine fundraiser expectations. Discuss Washington D. C. JEA/NSPA Convention Trip (Nov. 6-9, $200). Discuss VHSL Richmond trip (10/10, $55). Continue Personal Essay discussion. “Writing the Reader-Friendly Essay,” Essay topic ideas, E.B. White’s, “Death of a Pig.” Begin Personal Essay Points to Consider. HW: Consider your essay’s theme. What do you want the reader to Learn from your personal experience? Rubric. Magazine sales are due by Friday, Sept. 5.