Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Workshop Day

-Bell Work
-Conferences regarding plot diagrams
-Workshop for drafts of Prose Piece 1

-Continue writing Prose Piece 1

Monday, December 16, 2013

Stream of Consciousness Review + Prose Assignment I

-Bell Work (with some catching up)
-Review of SOC
-Discussion of SOC in light of Woolf's "A Haunted House"
-Review of story 1 guidelines

-Finish steps 1 & 2 of plot diagram

Friday, December 13, 2013

Stream of Consciousness

-Bell Work
-Vocab Quiz
-Narrative Points of View Notes
-Stream of Consciousness and Indirect Discourse Example

-Read Woolf short story and label with how it fits stream of consciousness
-Finish your sample SOC piece

  • .75-1 page
  • double spaced
  • use soc structure (loose, not all full sentences)
  • have some sort of motif to get at your meaning
  • it should be focused on your character's thoughts whether you use SOC or Indirect Discourse

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Cliche Plot Lines

-Bell Work
-Mapping out the most cliche story ever
-Choosing a central conflict for our stories

-Finish the Creating Conflict Worksheet for your chosen character.  Note: You are choosing either a physical or an abstract antagonist.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Plot: The Basics and a Basic Example

-Bell Work
-Review of a basic plot diagram and how you can make it more complex
-A walk-through of a very basic example of plot
-Critique of the sample

-Read "How I Met My Husband" (Munro)
-Completed selected reading questions and plot diagram

Friday, December 6, 2013

Poetic Structure Test

-Poetic Structure Test

-None unless you are missing assignments

Characterization Peer Review + Overview of Poetic Structures

-Peer Review of characterization paragraphs + revisions due Thursday

-Poetic Structure Review Sheet

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Getting to the other 7/8


  • Agenda
    • Bell Work
    • Finish presentations
    • Reading questions for "Hills Like White Elephants"
  • Homework
    • Reading Questions
    • Quiz Friday on poetic structures and weekly vocab

  • Agenda:
    • Discussion of "Hills Like White Elephants"
    • Iceberg Principle
    • Sample passages we would be likely to write
  • Homework:
    • Complete the 10-12 sentence passage using the character you created while adhering to the iceberg principle