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Creative Writing 1 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute free write. Work on character development. Read and discuss the article Who Are Those Guys? Watch a scene from One Hour Photo. Distribute handout for Tri-Dimensional Character Bone Structure. Select a vintage photograph that you get to keep! Using your chart, “interview” your character and write your vintage photograph inspired story. HW: September Writer’s Notebook

Creative Writing 2, 3, 4 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute free write. Share and discuss the google slide for the 2016 Writer’s Eye art selections. Begin writing a max. 1,000 word fiction story or max. two page poem inspired by your selected art. This is known as Ekphrastic writing. HW: September Writer’s Notebook due Friday, Sept. 30.

English 10 Honors ~ Begin class with a 10-minute SSR. In class discussion and worksheet on Identifying Nouns. Complete quiz on Symbols. Discuss the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe. In class, read and discuss “The Masque of the Red Death” (some of the vocabulary is difficult). Complete worksheet on Symbolism in the story. HW: You must cover your paper mask in symbols that represent you.  The mask should be completely covered so the paper doesn’t show through. Here is the mask rubric that will be used to assess it, so make sure you do your best? We will present them next class.

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