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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.

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