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Creative Writing and Composition

In this creative writing course, your 8th-12th grader will learn how to write engaging fiction by developing characters, setting, establishing clear rising action, including a climax, falling action, and a denouement. This course will explore literary elements and figurative language applying creative writing to a variety of genres including short stories, skits, and poetry

   Syllabus      Creative Writing & Composition - $10/class   minimum suggested donation   Teacher: Keira Moody  Contact Info:   keiramoody@questforeducationandarts.com    520-404-3494  (call/text)

Syllabus

Creative Writing & Composition - $10/class   minimum suggested donation

Teacher: Keira Moody

Contact Info:

keiramoody@questforeducationandarts.com

520-404-3494 (call/text)

Daily Assignments:
 
These assignments must be done on loose-leaf college rule lined paper. Your name and date must be on the first page, and each day’s assignment labeled. If you use more than one paper, staple the papers together. These are due each Tuesday at the beginning of class.
 
Tuesday Take Five: This is done in class. You will write based on the prompt given in class (if you are absent, you are still responsible for doing this day).
 
Wednesday Words: Write down the vocabulary words for the week and their definitions (the words are in the packet provided). If we are using the same words the following week, use them correctly in a sentence that shows their meaning.
 
Thursday Thoughts: Find a quote or scripture that speaks to you. Write it down and explain what it means to you/ how it applies to your life.
 
Friday Free Write:  Write about anything that is on your mind – keep to one or two thoughts and go deep rather than be vague.
 
Monday Mistakes: Look at the sentence or paragraph on our Yellow Box. Copy it down word for word (double spaced) and edit with a colored pen.

September 12, 2017

What a wonderful first day! I so enjoyed meeting and spending time with each of you. 

Today we covered:

  • Introductions using descriptive words
  • Syllabus
  • Narrative components
  • Strong Verbs, Quality Adjectives, and Adverbs (often "ly")
  • Boys vs Girls - writing styles
  • Setting the Scene
  • Ideas for a 7-sentence story 

Homework:

  • Go over syllabus with parents - get it signed
  • Get supplies as stated on syllabus

Daily Assignments (see below)

  • Monday Mistakes:

As kelly sat in deep thought she realized that she had to confront her freind. To much was at steak if she did not. Lisas recent message's on Instagram were just not glorifying to god and Kelly needed too be upfront with her about them. (10 mistakes)

  • Using the ideas from class, your own, or ones on page 23, write a 7-sentence story on the worksheet handed out in class. Be sure to identify the protagonist, setting, and problem first. Feel free to engage your family in a brainstorm for ideas - remember to be creative.

September 19, 2017

Such a fun class today! 

Today we covered:

  • Sharing our 7-sentence stories
  • Peer review
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Word Choice

Homework:

  1. Get supplies as stated on syllabus - if you have not already
  2. Type a final draft of your 7 sentence story. Underline 1 strong verb, 1 quality adjective, and 1 -ly adverb (turn in final with your draft/brainstorm - staple together with final copy on top)
  3. Find and read a classic short story. Perhaps you have an anthology at home or you can look online. Here is a link that might be helpful: https://americanliterature.com/short-short-stories Make sure you are able to retell the story based on the components on p. 15 and 17 in your packet.
  4. Daily Assignments (see below)
    • Monday Mistakes
    • Uncorrected Text: (http://www.educationworld.com/sites/default/files/Sept_Football%20Time.pdf)

      National Football League (NFL) teams do alot to get ready for the knew football season that begin each fall. In april, the league holds a draft where teams pick player’s. Over the summer, the players practis and train. starting in September, each team spends the next 17 week playing games. The season ends with playoffs and the championship game. Do you have a favorit football team you will watch this year. (10 mistakes)

Daily Assignments:

 These assignments must be done on loose-leaf college rule lined paper. Your name and date must be on the first page, and each day’s assignment labeled. If you use more than one paper, staple the papers together. These are due each Tuesday at the beginning of class.

Tuesday Take Five: This is done in class. You will write based on the prompt given in class (if you are absent, you are still responsible for doing this day).

Wednesday Words: Write down the vocabulary words for the week and their definitions (the words are in the packet provided). If we are using the same words the following week, use them correctly in a sentence that shows their meaning.

Thursday Thoughts: Find a quote or scripture that speaks to you. Write it down and explain what it means to you/ how it applies to your life.

Friday Free Write:  Write about anything that is on your mind – keep to one or two thoughts and go deep rather than be vague.

Monday Mistakes: Look at the sentence or paragraph on our Yellow Box. Copy it down word for word (double spaced) and edit with a colored pen.

September 26, 2017

Another amazing class! 

Today we covered:

  • Practiced narrating/retelling short stories
  • Learned about fables and a moral

Homework:

  1. Get supplies as stated on syllabus - if you have not already.
  2. Reread "The Tortoise and the Hare" and retell it in your own word to a family member - add details, set the scene, embellish, elaborate, etc.
  3. Type your own version of "The Tortoise and the Hare" - make sure it is double spaced, 12 pt font. Underline 1 strong verb, 1 quality adjective, and 1 -ly adverb.
  4. Bring in 2-3 pictures from magazines that shows someone doing something.
  5. Daily Assignments (see below)
    • Monday Mistakes
    • Uncorrected Text: (http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/edit/pdfs/edit0901.pdf)

      Edgar Rice Burroughs is born on September 1 1875, in Chicago, Illinoi. As a seller of pencil sharpners, he was always looking through magazines to spot adds for his products. He read many storys in those magezines and knew that he could writ even better ones. So he started to write his own fictional tails. Some of his famous works include Tarzan of the apes and The Land That Time Forgot. (10 mistakes)

 

Daily Assignments: 

These assignments must be done on loose-leaf college rule lined paper. Your name and date must be on the first page, and each day’s assignment labeled. If you use more than one paper, staple the papers together. These are due each Tuesday at the beginning of class.

Tuesday Take Five: This is done in class. You will write based on the prompt given in class (if you are absent, you are still responsible for doing this day).

Wednesday Words: Write down the vocabulary words for the week and their definitions (the words are in the packet provided). If we are using the same words the following week, use them correctly in a sentence that shows their meaning.

Thursday Thoughts: Find a quote or scripture that speaks to you. Write it down and explain what it means to you/ how it applies to your life.

Friday Free Write:  Write about anything that is on your mind – keep to one or two thoughts and go deep rather than be vague.

Monday Mistakes: Look at the sentence or paragraph on our Yellow Box. Copy it down word for word (double spaced) and edit with a colored pen.

October 3, 2017

Creativity was overflowing today! 

Today we covered:

  • Creating stories from pictures
  • New vocabulary words

Homework:

  1. Using a picture of your choice, brainstorm details and a story from the questions given in class and the "describing game" handout. Be creative!
  2. Practice retelling your story - be prepared to share it in class next week.
  3. Daily Assignments (see below)
    • Monday Mistakes
    • Uncorrected Text: http://www.educationworld.com/sites/default/files/Oct_White%20House.pdf

       

      On October 13 1792 the cornerstone was laid for what is now the oldest public building in Washington D.C. Designed by irish architect James Hoban, this 142-room building is the home of the president and his family. The building was given the name "White House" about ten years after it's construction the White House was burned down by british troops in 1814, but it was rebuild with in three years.(10 mistakes)

Daily Assignments: 

These assignments must be done on loose-leaf college rule lined paper. Your name and date must be on the first page, and each day’s assignment labeled. If you use more than one paper, staple the papers together. These are due each Tuesday at the beginning of class.

Tuesday Take Five: This is done in class. You will write based on the prompt given in class (if you are absent, you are still responsible for doing this day).

Wednesday Words: Write down the vocabulary words for the week and their definitions (the words are in the packet provided). If we are using the same words the following week, use them correctly in a sentence that shows their meaning.

Thursday Thoughts: Find a quote or scripture that speaks to you. Write it down and explain what it means to you/ how it applies to your life.

Friday Free Write:  Write about anything that is on your mind – keep to one or two thoughts and go deep rather than be vague.

Monday Mistakes: Look at the sentence or paragraph on our Yellow Box. Copy it down word for word (double spaced) and edit with a colored pen.

October 10, 2017

I think brains were hurting today - using lots of imagination and creativity! 

Today we:

  • Read from the book The Secret Knowledge of Grown-ups
  • Discussed creating stories from a grown-up rule
  • Reviewed graded work

Homework:

  • Using a grown-up rule, like "eat your vegetables," complete the following:
    • Rule, Official Reason, The Truth
    • Sketch 3 pictures that go with the sequencing of your story.
    • Outline your story - the outline goes with the pictures and should state the central fact for each one.
    • Practice retelling your story - be prepared to share it in class next week.
  • Daily Assignments (see below)

Monday Mistakes

There is some dispute as to who the reel "Molly Pitcher" was, but many say she was Mary ludwig, born in October 1754. Legend has it that Mary carryed pitcher's of water to the troops during the Revolutionary war, which earn her the nickname "Molly Pitcher." When her soldier husband was hurt in battle, Mary taken his place as a gunner. "A cannon shot passed betwen her legs, carrying away the lower part of her petticoat, Says one record of that battle.(10 mistakes)

 

Daily Assignments: 

These assignments must be done on loose-leaf college rule lined paper. Your name and date must be on the first page, and each day’s assignment labeled. If you use more than one paper, staple the papers together. These are due each Tuesday at the beginning of class.

Tuesday Take Five: This is done in class. You will write based on the prompt given in class (if you are absent, you are still responsible for doing this day).

Wednesday Words: Write down the vocabulary words for the week and their definitions (the words are in the packet provided). If we are using the same words the following week, use them correctly in a sentence that shows their meaning.

Thursday Thoughts: Find a quote or scripture that speaks to you. Write it down and explain what it means to you/ how it applies to your life.

Friday Free Write:  Write about anything that is on your mind – keep to one or two thoughts and go deep rather than be vague.

Monday Mistakes: Look at the sentence or paragraph on our Yellow Box. Copy it down word for word (double spaced) and edit with a colored pen.

October 17, 2017

 

We were certainly stretching our creative minds today! 

Today we:

  • Read from the book The Secret Knowledge of Grown-ups
  • Presented "Truth" outlines and illustrations
  • Gave peer feedback as a group and in pairs

Homework:

  • Using a grown-up rule, like "eat your vegetables," complete the following:
    • Clearly state: Rule and Official Reason
    • Write a draft of "The Truth" - make sure to use proper punctuation, capitalization, grammar, spelling, etc. Have your mom or dad check for this.
    • Revise and sketch 3 pictures that go with the sequencing of your story.
    • Practice retelling your story - be prepared to share it in class next week. You need to share this with your mom or dad - see what questions they have. Ask them if it makes sense and is believable in a 3 year old sort of way. If not, revise and add to your story so it makes sense to the reader.
  • Daily Assignments (for Wednesday words this week, choose two words you come across - define, part of speech, and use in a contextual sentence)

Monday Mistakes

Dedicated on October 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty was a gift of friendship from the people of france. It is located on Liberty Island in New York harbor, the statue stands as a cymbal of freedom. Inside the statues base is a plaque engraved with the words, Give me you're tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free..." More than 120 tons of steel was used to build the statue, which were restored for it's 100th birthday celebration. (10 mistakes)

 

October 24, 2017

We were certainly stretching our creative minds today! 

Today we:

  • Discussed Point of View (POV) in literature
  • Identified POV in four different books
  • Read "Baby Moses" and retold it from Miriam's POV - in first person

Homework:

  • Read "The Princess and the Pea" and "Rumpelstiltskin"
    • Pick one of the stories above and retell it in first person from the perspective of the Princess or Rumpelstiltskin, respectively. Retell to Mom or Dad and ask for feedback.
    • Rewrite the story, as you retold it.
    • Ask Mom or Dad to edit your story - make sure it is past tense and in first person.
    • Print your new story and practice retelling it - be prepared to share on Tuesday.
  • Daily Assignments (work harder on more depth for Thursday and Friday)

Monday Mistakes

october is a good time to harvist pumpkins. they can be used for many different purpose. Some are carved into jack-o’-lanterns, while others are baked into deserts and breads. Pupkin seeds can be a special treat when roasted The bigest pumpkin ever recorded waighed over 1,800 pounds. Thats as much as a car! (10 mistakes)
 

October 31, 2017

 

What amazing POV (point of view) fractured fairy tales we heard today! 

 

Today we:

  • Shared POV stories aloud
  • Peer feedback on POV stories
  • Comma rules with compound sentences and three or more in a series

Homework:

  • "The Princess and the Pea" and "Rumpelstiltskin" rewrites: 
    • Revise your story based on the feedback given in class.
    • Ask Mom or Dad to edit your story - make sure it is past tense and in first person.
    • Decide how many (4, 6, or 8) pictures you want and where you want them.
    • Print your revised and edited story, cut and tape your text into a stapled booklet (as shown in class), and sketch your pictures into the book to go with the corresponding text. This is a rough draft booklet that I will be editing.
  • "Truth" Stories:
    • Edit/revise your story - you must have Mom or Dad read over before printing.
    • Create your 3 sequenced illustrations - take your time on this.
    • Design and assemble your "Top Secret" file folder with your story and illustrations.
    • This is a Final Draft - make sure everything is perfect (have Mom or Dad double check everything).
  • Daily Assignments (For Wednesday Words this week, choose two words you come across - identify part of speech, define, and use in a contextual sentence; also work harder on more depth for Thursday and Friday.)

Monday Mistakes

In 1919, president Woodrow Wilson proclamed November 11 Armistice Day to celebrate the end of, the fighting in World War I. Congress change the name of Armistice Day in 1954 in order to include American vetarans of all wars. Veterans Day honors our countrys military men an women for there willingness to help protect the United States Every year on this day, a national ceremony is held exact at 11 a.m. (10 mistakes)
 

November 7, 2017

Today we:

  • Shared FD "Truth" stories
  • Analyzed book covers and author biographies of 8 books

Homework:

  • "The Princess and the Pea" and "Rumpelstiltskin" rewrites: 
    • Write an "Author Biography" in 3rd person for the back of your book.
    • Sketch an illustrated book cover.
  • Daily Assignments (Wednesday words this week: 2 new ones of your choice including part of speech, definition, and contextual sentence)

Monday Mistakes

Thanksgiving is a american holiday that celebrate’s the Pilgrims successful harvest. The Pilgrims were thankful that they had survived in the New World. At the first Thanksgiving feast, people ate lobster, seal, swan, and dear meat. In modern times, we serve turkey diners, have familey gatherings, and watch foot ball games. Many also donate food to neighbors who dont have enough two eat. (10 mistakes)
 

November 14, 2017

Today we:

  • Learned about characterization
  • Discussed the VW approach to creating a story
  • Identified the "inciting incident"

Homework:

  • "The Princess and the Pea" and "Rumpelstiltskin" FINAL "Published" Copy (due 12/5), which includes: 
    • An illustrated book cover, including title and author
    • "Author Biography" in 3rd person on the back of your book
    • A completely edited (by Mom or Dad) final draft of your story
    • At least 4 color illustrations throughout the story, corresponding with the text
  • Pages 52/53 Character WS due 11/28
  • Daily Assignments due 11/28

Monday Mistakes

  1. Open this DOC, read over the rules, and write the edited version on a lined sheet of paper.
 

November 28, 2017

Today we:

  • Reviewed characterization, vocab, the VW approach, and an inciting incident
  • Were introduced to 4 characters
  • Discussed a story idea, based on being falsely accused of something, for each character

Homework:

  • "The Princess and the Pea" and "Rumpelstiltskin" FINAL "Published" Copy (due 12/5), which includes: 
    • An illustrated book cover, including title and author
    • "Author Biography" in 3rd person on the back of your book
    • A completely edited (by Mom or Dad) final draft of your story
    • At least 4 color illustrations throughout the story, corresponding with the text
  • Outline (on a V or W) a story involving your character being falsely accused of something and proving himself/herself innocent (see explanation on p. 50)
  • Daily Assignments (Wednesday words this week: 2 new ones of your choice including part of speech, definition, and contextual sentence)

Monday Mistakes

rudyard Kipling was a popular British author nown for his children’s stories, especially The Jungle Book and Just So Stories. In 1907, he was the first English-language author to win the Nobel Prise for Literature He is still the youngest auther to have one the prize. Although england was his home, he often wrote about his experiences in India, where he was born an live for many year’s. (10 mistakes)
 

December 5, 2017

Today we:

  • peer edited
  • discussed acrostic and shape poems

Homework:

  • Write a RD of a story involving your character being falsely accused of something and proving himself/herself innocent (see explanation on p. 50)
  • Daily Assignments (Wednesday words this week: 2 new ones of your choice including part of speech, definition, and contextual sentence)
  • Christmas poem(s)

Monday Mistakes

If you injoy eating items from you're supermarket's frozen foods section, you can thank inventor Clarence Birdseye. It was birdseye who invented a process that reduced the time it takes to prepare frozen foods he was also one of the founder's of the General Seafood Corporation, which later soled for millions of dollars. Birdseye were born in Brooklyn New York, on December 9, 1886. What was his first frozen product. Fish (10 mistakes)

 

December 12, 2017

Have a wonderful CHRISTmas break!

 

Today we:

  • shared poems
  • created poem cards
  • reviewed False Accusation RD

Homework:

  • Write a FD of a story involving your character being falsely accused of something and proving himself/herself innocent (see explanation on p. 50)
  • Daily Assignments (Wednesday words this week: 2 new ones of your choice including part of speech, definition, and contextual sentence)

Monday Mistakes

William Morrison and John c. Wharton invented cotton candy in 1897, but they kept it a secret intil the 1904 World’s Fair in st. Louis. An instant sucess, it costed half as much as a ticket too the fair! Originally called “fairy floss,” it was renamed “cotton candy in 1920. A sweet treat loved through out the world, it is called “old womans hair” in Greece Israel, and India. (10 mistakes)

 

January 9, 2017

Today we:

  • shared false accusation stories
  • discussed the elements of a quest story
  • read an example of a poorly written quest story

Homework:

Monday Mistakes

A blizard is different from a snowstorm because blizzards have really strong wins that blow at over 35 miles per our. Blizzards don’t always produce a lot of snow, but blowing snow make it very hard to see. Blizzards can last for three hour or more. Severe blizzards have three qualities: winds over 45 Miles per hour pour visibility, and tempatures that are 10 degree or below. (10 mistakes)

 

January 16, 2017

Today we:

  • shared quest outlines
  • learned the purpose of dialogue
  • learned dialogue rules

Homework:

  • Daily Assignments
  • Rough draft of quest story

Monday Mistakes

Before computers, people would type letters and other documents on Typewriters. The first patient for a typewriter was granted on January 7, 1714 but it is years before the first typewriter was invented. In 1808, Pellegrino turri build the first typewriter for his friend, countess Carolina Fantoni da Fivizzano. He also invented carbon paper, which was used for the machines ink. Not much is known about the first typewriter but people can still read letters that the Countess typed on that typing mashune. (10 mistakes)

 

January 23, 2017

Today we:

  • shared quest stories
  • gave peer feedback

Homework:

  • Daily Assignments - pick two words of your choice for you Wednesday Words.
  • Revise and edit your quest story.

Monday Mistakes

 

On January 24, 1848 a discovery in a river near Coloma, California changed the course of that territory for ever. While building a saw mill, James Wilson Marshall found a golden nugget by accident. All though the mill owner tryed to keep the find a secret, news of the discovery soon started what is know as the "California Gold Rush" by 1850, so many people live in California that it became the 31st state of the United States.

 

January 30, 2017

Today we:

  • worked in pairs to practice dialogue tags and beats
  • brainstormed ideas for a character/parent dialogue argument

Homework:

  • Daily Assignments - pick two words of your choice for your Wednesday Words.
  • Write a 1-page, typed dialogue between your character and his/her parent. The character must be arguing for the ability to do something, and the parent must be giving reasons why it is not a good idea. Make sure to have a solution at the end...and make it engaging to the reader! 

Monday Mistakes

 

At the age of 65, Laura Ingalls Wilder begun to share the tails of her childhood threw books. With the help of her daughter rose, who was a writer, Wilder found the voice to tell of her families struggles Laura said "It is still best to be honest and truthful to make the most of what we have, to be happy with simple pleasures, and to be chearful and have courage when things go wrong. She was born on February 7, 1867. (10 Mistakes)

 

February 6, 2018

Today we:

  • learned new vocabulary
  • learned the elements of writing a scene
  • worked in pairs to write a passage that was "showing" rather than "telling"

Homework:

  • Daily Assignments - use the new vocabulary for your Wednesday Words - be sure to include definition as provided in your packet AND a new example for each one.
  • Write a story with your character, or pick a new character. The explanation for the story is on page 71 in the packet. This should simply be a rough draft, but you must be prepared to share it. Make sure it follows a V or W!

Monday Mistakes

Where can you try on a bola tie find turquoise and fish for Apache trout. You can do all those things in Arizona, which become Americas 48th state in February 1912. Arizona is nickname the "Grand Canyon State. In Spring, the palo verde trees bloom yellow and gold and the saguaro cactus blooms brilliant white. Did you know that Arizonas name comes from indian words that mean "place of the young spring." (10 Mistakes)

 

February 13, 2018

Today we:

  • reviewed punctuation and capitalization rules
  • shared "Life Changing" stories
  • gave peer feedback

Homework:

  • Daily Assignments - use 2 new vocabulary for your Wednesday Words - be sure to include definition and part of speech as well as a sentence using the word in context.
  • Revise your "Life Changing" story.

Monday Mistakes

Located in Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park was established by the U.S. congress on February 26, 1919. The Grand Canyon is one of the worlds' natural wonders. At the bottom of the canyon is the Colorado river. Layers of rock reach more than a mile above the river. Though geologist's begain too study the area in 1858, there work still continues. Did you know that the dry climate of the canyon have preserved many fossils deep in it's caves. (10 Mistakes)

 

February 27, 2018

Today we:

  • learned new vocabulary
  • analyzed antagonists/villains
  • discussed direct confrontation

Homework:

  • Daily Assignments - use the new vocabulary for your Wednesday Words
  • Character WS on antagonist (and another on a protagonist if you are creating a new one)

  • Draw or print a picture of your protagonist and one of your antagonist (2 pictures)

  • Brainstorm a story, using the WS, as described on p. 75 

Monday Mistakes

Oink! Oink! From Wilbur in Charlottes Web to movie hero babe, the pig is recognized on March 1, which is National Pig Day. Often thought of as slow and dirty animals, pigs is actually clean smart creatures that many people welcome into there homes as pets. Pigs are easier to train then cat’s and dog’s! Pigs cant sweat, so they wallow in mud to stay cool. They are one of a few large mammals that live in every parts of the world. (10 Mistakes)

 

March 6, 2018

Today we:

  • shared new characters (antagonist/villain)
  • shared story ideas
  • gave peer feedback

Homework:

  • Daily Assignments - use two vocabulary words of your choice for your Wednesday Words (part of speech, definition, and used in a contextual sentence)
  • Rough draft of a story as described on p. 75 

Monday Mistakes

People around the world celebrate Pi Day on march 14. We use the greek letter π (called pi) to represent the number we get when we divide the circumference of a circle by it’s diamiter. Because it is a Mathematical constant, the value of pi never changes That value rounds to 3.14, and the digits after the decimal point continues infinitly without repeating in any pattern. The best calculations of pi can be trillions of digit long! Will your math class do special activity’s on Pi Day? (10 Mistakes)

 

March 13, 2018

Today we:

  • discussed what goes into a good story
  • learned what goes into a strong ending
  • gave peer feedback

Homework:

  • Daily Assignments - new vocab words
  • Final draft of a story as described on p. 75 

  • Bring 1 or 2 favorite books to class

Monday Mistakes

During the month of March in 1950, Peter Hodgson introduced a toy that become a surprise sensation. 6 years earlier, Silly Putty was discovered by a engineer at General Electric. When no practical use could be found for the product, Hodgson began to cell the bouncing putty as a toy. Silly Putty flu of store shelfs more then 300 million Silly Putty eggs have now been sold. Silly Putty even rocketed to the moon with the Apollo 8 Astronauts! (10 Mistakes)

 

March 20, 2018

Today we:

  • discussed what goes into creating a good title
  • shared favorite books - analyzed their titles
  • worked in pairs on titles and stories
  • gave peer feedback

Homework:

  • Daily Assignments - 2 NEW vocab words of choice, part of speech, and used in a contextual sentence
  • Final draft of a story as described on p. 75 - have it edited before turning in

Monday Mistakes

Patrick Henry believe that a king who ignored laws made by local people was a tyrant who did not deserve loyalty from his subjects. I no not what course others may take,” said Henry in March 1775 “but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.” With those words, he called on virginians to defend there rights. His actions marked the start of the American revolution in that state Henry later served as Virginia’s Governor four three terms. (10 Mistakes)

 

March 27, 2018

Today we:

  • discussed a new story idea
  • brainstormed together
  • gave peer feedback

Homework:

  • Daily Assignments - 2 NEW vocab words of choice, part of speech, and used in a contextual sentence
  • Rough draft of a story as described on p. 81

Monday Mistakes

To be, or not to be, pondered William Shakespeare’s troubled protagonist Hamlet. Shakespeare gave life to some of the most haunted characters and haunting lines in literature. The revered playright and poet was born in Stratford-upon-Avon England on April 23, 1564. Productions of his tragedys and comedys continue too be performed around the world. He's sonnets are still widely read and studied by students and scholars a like. Shakespeare unquestionably had a way with words. He has been credited with popularizing some of the most common expressions in the english language, such as “foregone conclusion,” “heart of gold,” and “love is blind.” (10 Mistakes)

 

April 3, 2018

Within 24 hours of finding out that my mom was in the ICU critically ill, I was on a plane to Sweden to be there with her and my family. I left basic plans and will be back for the last class. Please make sure you are getting the homework assignments from the substitute teacher or, if you miss class, a friend in class.

Homework:

  • No Daily Assignments for the rest of the semester
  • Revise rough draft of Life Threatening story

April 10, 2018

 

April 17, 2018

If you do not have the homework, please reach out to a class peer or Mrs. Goodspeed at gfgoodspeed@q.com

I will see you all on the last day of class.

Blessings,

Mrs.Moody

 

I am leaving Sweden today, Thursday, and will be back for our last class. I look forward to seeing you all - no formal final on the last day, just your homework assignment. Mrs. Moody

 

Homework:

1. Rewrite the story you peer reviewed - this should represent your very best writing and will count as your final project.

 

April 24, 2018