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“Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love.” ~Wally Lamb

Creative Writing 1 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute freewrite. Share Trusting Words poems. Begin discussion of sensory imagery in poetry. Discuss sensory image poems. Complete Sensory Detail WS and discuss with the class. Read the handout on Sensory Imagery and discuss the examples. Create your own sensory imagery poem. HW: Sensory Imagery poem. Writer’s Notebook. Prepare for 5th Day Freewrite due the 17th and 18th.

Creative Writing 2, 3, 4 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute freewrite. Discuss Bradbury Handout 6. Read and discuss Bradbury short story “The Veldt.” Distribute Handout 7. Write a poem that involves something controlling something else [Sci-Fi/Magical Realism] (as inspired by “The Illustrated Man” and “The Veldt.” HW: Bradbury Handout 7. Writer’s Notebook. Prepare for 5th Day Freewrite due the 17th and 18th. Poem about something controlling something else [Sci-Fi/Magical Realism].

English 10 Honors ~ Finish the DVD and discussion of historical and bigraphical information regarding To Kill a Mockingbird. Crossing the Line activity. Distribute TKAM calendar. Discussion of novel, Harper Lee, and Scottsboro. Assign books. Childhood Fear Story. Character List. Chapter Responses 1-3. Begin reading and discussion of chapters 1-3. HW: Complete chapter 1-3 responses, write a Childhood Fear story (about a page or so–this will be your 5th day freewrite assignment). Vocab 32 and oral 5th Day Freewrite on Friday, January 13.

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