“We live in an age where unnecessary things are our only necessities.” ~Oscar Wilde

Creative Writing 1 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute freewrite. Discuss submissions due Friday, Feb. 3. Finish watching Winged Migration. Read and discuss Nature poems by Mary Oliver and Billy Collins. HW: Write a nature poem, minimum 8 lines. 5th Day Freewrite due next class (4th written, 6th oral). Dec/Jan Writer’s Notebook due next class.

Creative Writing 2, 3, 4 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute freewrite. Download InDesign and Photoshop on your school-issued laptop. Discuss submissions due Friday, VA Book Festival Writing Contest, Patrons drive. Discuss Ray Bradbury’s short story, “Skeleton.” Return Bradbury books. Watch Ray Bradbury Theater show of “Skeleton.” HW: Write a poem about a discovery. Minimum of 8 lines full of sensory imagery and details. Have a poem ready for workshop via google share for next class. 5th Day Freewrite due next class(1st and 2nd oral, 5th written). Dec/Jan Writer’s Notebook due next class.

English 10 Honors ~ Review common essay mistakes. Collect Grammar 67. Collect Discovering a Parent. Discuss TKAM chapters 8-10. Collect Reader Responses. HW: Read and complete Chs. 11-12 Reader Responses. Complete Grammar 68 Adjectives and Grammar 69 Adjectives.  5th Day Freewrite (written) and Vocab 33 next class.

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