Monday, November 27 and Tuesday, November 28

“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Creative Writing 1 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute freewrite. Begin Poetry Unit.  Introduction to Poetry, Poetry Examples, Muse in the News, Things to Remember When Writing Poems, Poetry Rubric. HW: Write a poem Using Stanzas Instead of Paragraphs. Work on Nov. Writer’s Notebooks. Written 5th Day Freewrite due December 1.

Creative Writing 2, 3, 4 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute freewrite. Announce deadlines. Poetry. What you know/place using examples from Carl Sandburg and James Wright. HW: Write a poem about a place. Work on Nov. Writer’s Notebook. Work on Radio Dramas in your groups on your own time. 5th Day Oral Freewrite due December 1.

English 9 A/A ~ Begin with Do Now # 4 and review it. Return all graded work. Complete Vocab 4 exercises. Begin reading/discussion of The Odyssey Book I: Athena Advises Telemachus. Begin Daily Paragraph about Telemachus. HW: Review Vocab 4 words. Vocab 4 Quiz next class. 5th Day Written Freewrite due December 1 and 4.

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Monday, November 20 and Tuesday, November 21

“I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go, but what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye.” ~Yann Mantel, Life of Pi

Creative Writing 1 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute freewrite. Create a BlackOut poem. Work on Visual Journals. HW: 5th Day Written Freewrite due Nov. 30.

Creative Writing 2, 3, 4 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute freewrite. Discuss deadlines for writing information. Get in groups and work on your Radio Dramas. 5th Day Oral Freewrite due Nov. 30.

English 9 A/A ~ Begin class with a Do Now. Create your Do Now Folders. Check for Vocab 4 FIG words. Finish group presentations of Meet the Gods. Review Gods Family Tree. Begin Book 1 of The Odyssey. HW: 5th Day Written Freewrite due Nov. 29 and 30.

Thursday, November 16 and Friday, November 17

Creative Writing 1 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute freewrite. Begin discussion on poetry. What makes a poem? Write a Black Out poem. HW: Work on your writer’s notebook.

Creative Writing 2, 3, 4 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute freewrite. Hand-in your final Writer’s Eye piece for competition. Get in your groups and work on your radio dramas. HW: Work on your writer’s notebook.

English 9 A/A ~ Begin class with Do Now 2. Check for your POS/PON words. Continue group presentations of gods and goddesses. HW: Complete vocab cards for FIG words.

Tuesday, November 14 and Wednesday, November 15

“Love and hate are beasts and the one that grows is the one you feed.” ~Shane Koyczan

Creative Writing 1 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute freewrite. Continue with the final Fiction workshop pieces. HW: Critique next group of workshop pieces.

Creative Writing 2, 3, 4 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute freewrite. Final day for Writer’s Eye workshop. HW: Revise your workshop piece. Writer’s Eye submissions due Thursday by class. Thursday, Lit Mag Family Thankgsiving during CHAT!

English 9 A/A ~ Begin class with a Do Now #1. Mrs. Wood will check your APT/EPT vocabulary words. Complete the Meet the Gods handout by breaking into groups and researching your assigned god or goddess. Present your findings to the class and fill in all the blanks on the handout. Discuss the Who’s Your Daddy/Mommy gods/goddesses chart. HW: Do the next set of vocabulary 4 cards for POS/PON words: posit, impose, disposition.

Friday, November 10 and Monday, November 13

“Normality is a fine ideal for those who have no imagination.” ~Carl Yung

Creative Writing 1 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute freewrite. Discuss Bus Lines writing contest. Workshop Group 3 pieces by offering positives and suggestions for improvement in Fiction workshop. HW: Critique group 4 pieces.

Creative Writing 2, 3, 4 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute freewrite. Reminder: Lit Mag Family Thanksgiving meal is during CHAT on Thursday, November 16. Sign-up on the google spreadsheet. Swap names for Spirit Buddies. Discuss Bus Lines writing contest. Distribute Writer’s Eye entry forms which are due to Ms. Wood by class time on the 16th. If you turn it in early, you will receive a gift! Workshop group 6 pieces. HW: Critique group 7 pieces. Edit and finalize your Writer’s Eye piece which is due to Ms. Wood on the 16th.  Bus Lines is due Dec. 7.

English 9 A/A ~ Check for completed vocab 4 FORM words. Share your 5th Day Oral Freewrites. HW: Complete vocab cards for the APT/EPT words: inept, adept, aptitude.