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September 27: B Day September 27, 2012

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1B

1. Freewrite for five minutes.

2. Story share. In order to get a better grasp on our memoir topics, we tried to tell the story out loud (with a beginning, middle, and end) in thirty seconds. We practiced this alone twice and with partners twice. Then we did a process write on how the experience of telling the story helped us clarify our ideas.

3. Vocab notes. We took notes on #3 and 4. If you were absent, you can view the notes here to copy onto V1: V1 words 4 and 5As we took notes, we determined the part of speech of each association word. We played Simon Says to review our word parts so far.

5. Notes on Memoir Writing Techniques to Show (L5). As we took notes, we watched some film clips to illustrate the techniques. On the back of L5, students filled out this Internal Monologue Practice sheet.

Internal monologue from Glee––watch 3:10-3:50. 

Metacognition or reflection from The Wonder Years––watch 0:45-3:25.

Flashback from Twilight-–watch the whole thing because it’s amazing.

Students could also pick up examples of these in writing if they wanted to.

HW: Choose one or more techniques from our notes today. Write a scene from your memoir that you planned out using the technique(s). It should be at least one page (handwritten is fine).

Absentees: Copy the vocab notes (V1 words 4 and 5onto V1 or get them from a friend. Print out or get from a friend the notes on Memoir Writing Techniques to Show (L5). If you want to print out the completed notes, check it out:

Also, watch the videos linked above to clarify your understanding of these techniques. Finally, write one scene from your planned out memoir. It can be handwritten or typed.

2AB

1. Freewrite.

2. Finish notes on L5. If you were absent, you can get the notes from a friend or copy them from above (end of 1B entry). We watched this sweet morsel of cinema genius to illustrate flashback:

3. Writing time. Students chose one (or more) writing technique(s) and one scene from their memoir to write. We started writing the scene in class.

HW: Finish writing one scene from your memoir. It does not have to be the first scene. You should use at least one of the writing techniques we took notes on in your piece. The scene should be minimum, one page, but you should write until it is finished (in other words, it may be one page, it may be five).

If you were absent, get the notes on L5 from the end of the 1B entry above. Then, write one scene from your memoir using one or more of the techniques in the notes.

4B

1. Freewrite for five minutes.

2. Story share. In order to get a better grasp on our memoir topics, we tried to tell the story out loud (with a beginning, middle, and end) in thirty seconds. We practiced this alone twice and with partners twice. Then we did a process write on how the experience of telling the story helped us clarify our ideas.

3. Reading options for full-length memoir: A Walk in the Woods or Into Thin Air. We will start reading a full-length memoir in the next few weeks. Students get to decide which they would like to read, Into Thin Air or A Walk in the Woods. Both are excellent. However, because A Walk in the Woods isn’t on the county reading list, so you’ll need permission to read it. If you want to read it for class, have a parent or guardian sign this: Outside Reading Permission Form. You only need to do this if you want to read A Walk in the Woods.

4. Reading quiz on memoir homework.

5. Vocab notes. We took notes on #3 and 4. If you were absent, you can view the notes here to copy onto V1: V1 words 4 and 5As we took notes, we determined the part of speech of each association word.

6. Notes on Memoir Writing Techniques to Show (L5). As we took notes, we watched some film clips to illustrate the techniques. On the back of L5, students filled out this Internal Monologue Practice sheet.

Internal monologue from Glee––watch 3:10-3:50. 

Metacognition or reflection from The Wonder Years––watch 0:45-3:25.

Flashback from Twilight–watch the whole thing because it’s amazing.

Students could also pick up examples of these in writing if they wanted to.

HW: Choose one or more techniques from our notes today. Write a scene from your memoir that you planned out using the technique(s). A scene should be one part of the plot diagram or one column of the boxes. It should be at least one page (handwritten is fine), but you should write until you’re done telling the story. Due Monday

Absentees: Set up a time with Ms. Garvoille at lunch to make up your reading quiz. Copy the vocab notes (V1 words 4 and 5onto V1 or get them from a friend. Print out or get from a friend the notes on Memoir Writing Techniques to Show (L5). Complete this practice on Internal Monologue: Internal Monologue Practice. If you want to print out the completed notes, check it out: 

Also, watch the videos linked above to clarify your understanding of these techniques. Finally, do the homework, which will be due on Monday.

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