Creative Writing Lesson Plans 2-1-16 to 2-5-16

Monday, February 1, 2016

  1. Journal #67: Read the following proverb and explain what you think it means and how you can possibly connect it with your life:

    “Don’t throw out the baby with the bath water.”

  2. Pass out Sound Effect Poems, One Sentence Poems, and Month Metaphors Poems.  Work on these when you are in the story circle and don’t have a story to read. You will have tomorrow to work on these poems for the whole period.
  3. Pass around short stories and fill out notes on the stories as you read. Remember you are looking for examples of foreshadowing evident in the stories you and your peers wrote.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  1. Journal #68: Read the following quote and explain what you think it means.

    “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.” Can you think of a time this applied to you?

  2. You will work on the three poetry exercises I gave you yesterday: Sound Effect Poems, One Sentence Poems, and Month Metaphors Poems.
  3. Turn in before you leave please.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

  1. Journal #69: Read the following quote and explain what you think it means.

    “Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man how to fish, he eats for a lifetime.”Can you think of a time this applied to you, a family member, or a friend?

  2. Share poems from yesterday out loud.
  3. Continue short story circle share/discussion.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

  1. Journal #70: Read the following quote and explain what you think it means.

    “Hindsight is 20/20.” Can you think of a time this applied to you, a family member, or a friend?

  2. New poetry worksheets/assignments: Visual Valentines, Where I’m From, and In Touch with Nature

Friday, February 5, 2016

  1. No journal. Turn in journals 61 to 70 for silver grade.
  2. Work on poetry sheets from yesterday and share
  3. Read your own book choice silently.
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