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Creative Writing 1 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute free write. Share found poems, freewrite, or sub activity. Discuss What Makes a Good Story, The Voice You Hear When You Read Silently, Things to Look for in Stories, Characterization, Using Dialogue, Episodic Plot. HW: 5th Day Free Write (pd 4 written Sept. 20 and pd. 6 oral Sept. 20) and Writer’s Notebook.

Creative Writing 2, 3, 4 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute free write. Brainstorm Monster characterization. Using the monster characterization sheet, “interview” your monster. In small groups, share your information. HW: Create a scene where your monster is revealed. Make sure you use words and imagery that reflect the atmosphere of the scene. 5th day free write is due Monday, Sept 19 (1 & 5 oral), or Tuesday, Sept. 20 (2 oral). Work on writer’s notebook.

English 10 Honors ~ Begin with a 10-minute SSR. Take the Character quiz. Hand-in “The Bet” worksheet and discuss as a class. Discuss the plot of “The Bet” and the life of Anton Chekhov. Review Point-of-View slides. Discuss the life of Sandra Cisneros. Read “The House on Mango Street.” Complete the worksheet on Mango Street. HW: Finish “The House on Mango Street” and the worksheet. Reminder that Monday, Sept 19 is the quiz on Vocab sessions 20 and 21. Also, your WRITTEN 5th Day Free Write is due that day.

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