“For of all sad words of tongue or pen / the saddest are these, “it might have been.” ~”Maude Muller” by John Greenleaf Whittier

Creative Writing 1 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute free write. Discuss our favorite writing pens and papers. Share information about Skilcraft pens by reading and discussing the article, “The Pen Made for the White House.” Read Garrison Keillor’s essay on “How to Write a Letter” and discuss. Ms. Wood will share her very embarrassing letter she wrote to herself when she was 18 and opened when she was 28! Watch the video of “Letter to Me” by Brad Paisley. Write a letter to yourself to be opened in 10 years. Use this handout as a guide. HW: Bring it to class for a grade, then seal it in a special envelope and put it in the bottom of your underwear drawer.  DO NOT OPEN IT FOR TEN YEARS!

Creative Writing 2, 3, 4 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute free write. In your groups, work on STEP THREE of your one-act play.  Friday is the LAST DAY to complete your group play and Tuesday your group will be performing/presenting it to the class!


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