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Creative Writing Class Notes

Creative Writing Class Notes
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Date
What you need to do.
What happened.
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2/26/2024
Check Google Classroom to see the assignments that are due soon.
Blog reading time.
Story writing from our jar.
Introduced Class Challenge 3.
2
2/22/2024
Pick one of the character exercises at and email me your work.
Do “Reflection 2” on Notion and then copy and paste your work to the Google form on Classroom.
Read and comment on blogs.
We learned about character.
Did some assignments.
Studio time.
3
2/20/2024
Spend some time writing.
We read the short story “Zero” from .
Show-and-tell for Class Challenge 2.
Studio time.
4
2/15/2024
Go do something to make someone smile.
We made for people!
5
2/13/2024
Come by Mr. Merrill’s classroom to get part of a door.
We watched a mini documentary about a painter.
We talked about writing what’s on the inside of a character (not organs but essence).
Studio time.
Introduction to .
6
2/9/2024
Submit your 4th blog post.
We read an excellent poem.
Students who finished their myth-based stories were able to share them with others and get feedback.
Studio time
7
2/7/2024
Spend some time reading blogs and leaving comments on them.
We read each other’s blogs.
We wrote pantoums.
Studio time.
8
2/5/2024
Reflection 1
Grade Proposal
Watched some videos.
Reflection 1
Grade Proposal
Studio Time
9
2/1/2024
Work on the class challenges.
We read
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Studio time.
10
1/30/2024
Read our .
Verify you’ve changed all the settings required to .
Submit your blog to the .
Get started on our (check the assignment on Google Classroom).
We read something from Austin Kleon.
We talked about grading in this class.
We got our blogs ready for people to read.
We started our first class challenge.
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1/26/2024
Check the plans for the day on the Stream tab of Classroom if you’d like.
We had a sub.
12
1/24/2024
Work on your blog.
Get a book from the If there’s a different nonfiction book on creativity/writing that you’d like to read, send me an email about it.
We drew pictures and learned about deliberate practice and reflection.
We copied the structure of different sentences.
Studio time.
13
1/22/2024
Fill out “Blog Post 1” on Classroom even if you already did it over the weekend.
We read
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WriteBoom
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Studio time.
14
1/18/2024
Post on your blog and fill out the Blog Post 1 form on Classroom.
Wrote some poetry.
Worked on our blogs.
15
1/16/2024
Set up your blog in Notion following .
We ruined our notebooks.
We wrote lil’ pep talks.
We set up our blogs.
16
1/11/2024
Begin a 3-day period of mourning because you missed class.
We ripped pages out of books for poetry.
17
1/9/2024
Get a disclosure document from Mr. Merrill.
Fill out the “Creative Writing” intro sheet.
Lots of great stuff.
We reviewed the class disclosure.
We filled out the intro sheet.
We revealed who we are by talking about what we aren’t.
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