Week of 5/15 to 5/19


Monday 5/15

Senior Skip Day
No class activities planned

Tuesday 5/16

Quick write - directions below:


Wednesday 5/17

Share Quick Writes
Return all graded papers

Thursday 5/18

Selected readings from the May Issue of Teen Ink

Friday 5/19

Selected readings for this year's issue of The Flame

Week of 5/8 to 5/12


Monday 5/8

Share pieces from this year's Flame

Tuesday 5/9

Return papers
Review benchmark papers
Make up work

Wednesday 5/10

Make up work

Thursday 5/11

Read the following three pieces from this year's Flame, choose which one is your favorite, We will discuss this among our group
Historical Fiction:

Seasonal Pieces

Horror


Friday 5/12

Quick Write: TBA

Week of 5/1 to 5/5


Monday 5/1

Flame Day

Tuesday 5/2


Review rules for imagery poem and imagery brainstorm


Set up folder and brainstorm file

Wednesday 5/3

Work on Imagery Poem

Thursday 5/4

Finish and submit imagery poem

Friday 5/5

Return all graded papes
Share some work

Week of 4/24 to 4/28


Monday 4/24

Select a poem from April issue of Teen Ink and make notes as to why you think it is a good poem

Tuesday 4/25

DID NOT DO THIS LESSON BECAUSE ONLY ONE STUDENT WAS IN CLASS
Student will read their selected poem and explain why they considered it to be well-written
Review rules for imagery poem and imagery brainstorm


Set up folder and brainstorm file

Wednesday 4/26

Early Dismissal
Mrs Miller out sick today
Students will select a piece of fiction from the May Issue of Teen Ink and write a component paper following the directions posted below.


Thursday 4/27

Finish and submit component paper

Friday 4/28

Student will read their selected poem from Monday and explain why they considered it to be well-written
Review rules for imagery poem and imagery brainstorm


Set up folder and brainstorm file

Week of 4/17 to 4/21


Monday 4/17

Spring Break

Tuesday 4/18


Finish and submit Comparison Poem




Wednesday 4/19

Share Comparison Poems

Thursday 4/20

Imagery Poem Unit




Friday 4/21

Imagery Poem Unit




Week of 4/10 to 4/14


Monday 4/10

Share Confession Poems

Tuesday 4/11

Lesson on Writing a Comparison Poem

Samples of Comparison Poems:








Wednesday 4/12

Mrs. Miller is out on a personal day today
Work on rough draft of comparison poem

Thursday 4/13

Mrs. Miller is out on a personal day today
Working on Comparison Poem
Finish rough draft - morph to final copy - complete and submit final copy

Friday 4/14

Spring Break

Monday 4/3

Lesson on Confession Poems

William Carlos Williams

The Red Wheelbarrow

Tuesday 4/4

Conclude lesson on Confession Poem

Wednesday 4/5

Share my own confession poem
Review directions for confession poem
Set up folder and file for confession poem
Brainstorm confession poem

Thursday 4/6

Working on Confession Poem
Get down rough draft

Friday 4/7

Working on Confession Poem
morp to final copy - edit - revise= submit

Week of 3/27 to 3/31


Monday 3/27

Selected reading from March issue of Teen Ink

Tuesday 3/28

Share benchmark dialogue essays

Wednesday 3/29

Share selected readings from Teen Ink

Thursday 3/30

Share selected reading from Teen Ink

Friday 3/31

Share Christian Gorbea's historical fiction piece

Week of 3/20 to 3/24


Monday 3/20

Return all graded historical essays
Share Sam Sterner's historical essay

Share Dana's Dialogue essay

Tuesday 3/21

Working on dialogue essay with teacher guidance

Wednesday 3/22

Working on dialogue essay with teacher guidance

Thursday 3/23

Working on dialogue essay with teacher guidance

Friday 3/24

Dialogue essays due at end of class

Week of 3/13 to 3/17


Monday 3/13

Work on Dialogue Essay

Tuesday 3/14

SNOW DAY


Wednesday 3/15

SNOW DAY

Thursday 3/16

SNOW DAY

Friday 3/17

SNOW DAY

Week of 3/6 to 3/10


Monday 3/6

Read three stories from past issues of The Flame that demonstrate strong use of dialogue

Tuesday 3/7

Review directions for dialogue essay



Set up folder and file for dialogue writing assignment


Wednesday 3/8

Working on dialogue essay

Thursday 3/9

Working on dialogue essay

Friday 3/10

Share benchmark historical fiction essays
Return graded historical fiction essays



Week of 2/27 to 3/3


Monday 2/27

You will do the lesson from last Friday because there was no sub on Friday

f you have not yet submitted the final copy of your historical fiction piece, work on it in class and submit by the end of the period. If this is not possible, you must complete it on your own time and submit it by the beginning of class next Tuesday.

Tuesday 2/28

Dialogue Unit:





Wednesday 3/1

Dialogue Unit



Thursday 3/2

Dialogue Unit

Set up folder and rough draft file for Dialogue Essay

Friday 3/3

Read and discuss the following from March Issue of Teen Ink
“Lamenting February” page 15
“Good-Bye, Taylor” page 15
“Friends” page 16
“How My Best Friend Ruined My Sweatshirt” page 11

Creative Writing II Current Class Schedule



Week of 2/20 to 2/24


Monday 2/20

Presidents' day

Tuesday 2/21

Exam BM Historical Essay by Dana Rodriguez
Work on completing final copy

Wednesday 2/22

Work on completing final copy - your final copy is due at the end of class on Friday - you will be able to work on your final copy in class on Friday and submit it by the end of the period


Thursday 2/23

Begin unit on dialogue:


Friday 2/24

Mrs. Miller is out today
If you have not yet submitted the final copy of your historical fiction piece, work on it in class and submit by the end of the period. If this is not possible, you must complete it on your own time and submit it by the beginning of class next Tuesday.

Week of 2/13 to 2/17


Monday 2/13

Late Start

Review the following piece of historical fiction from last year's Flame for guidance to time frame length and story length

Read "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"
https://americanliterature.com/author/ambrose-bierce/short-story/an-occurrence-at-owl-creek-bridge
Students will use story framework to begin rough draft

Tuesday 2/14

Work on rough draft - teacher will view pieces and make suggestions
Completed story is to be 3-5 pages double-spaced

Wednesday 2/15

Work on rough draft - teacher will view pieces and make suggestions
Completed story is to be 3-5 pages double-spaced


Thursday 2/16

Lesson on morphing rough draft into final copy
Finish rough draft by end of class

Friday 2/17

Work on editing and revising in final copy

Week of 2/6 to 2/10


Monday 2/6


Lesson on setting up story framework for Historical Fiction Piece


Tuesday 2/7

Late start - schedule adjusted

Work on story framework


Wednesday 2/8

Snow day - schedule adjusted

Complete and submit story framework



Thursday 2/9

Late start - schedule adjusted

Make sure all students have rough draft folder
Lesson on stream-of-consciousness writing for rough draft using story framework
Work on rough draft of Historical Fiction Piece

Friday 2/10

Students completed story frameworks and submitted online for grading

Work on rough draft of Historical Fiction Piece

Week of 1/30 to 2/3


Monday 1/30

Review directions for historical fiction piece

Set up folders and files for Historical Fiction Piece


Tuesday 1/31

Select topic and explain topic - submit and have approved



Wednesday 2/1

Work on research for historical fiction piece



Thursday 2/2

Work on research for historical fiction piece

Friday 2/3

When your research is complete, begin your story framework. Submit framework before beginning on rough draft.

Week of 1/23 to 1/27


Monday 1/23

Review directions for historical fiction piece
Read some examples of Historical Fiction


Tuesday 1/24

Snow Day



Wednesday 1/25

Read examples of Historical Fiction from last year's Flame
Early Dismissal for Professional Development



Thursday 1/26

Read examples of Historical Fiction from 2014-2015 Flame

Friday 1/27

Read examples of historical fiction




Week of 1/16 to 1/20


Monday 1/16

No School - Martin Luther King Day


Tuesday 1/17

Finish your short story and submit printed copy by the end of class tomorrow because that is the last day of the fall semester.



Wednesday 1/18

Finish your short story and submit printed copy by the end of class today because ths is the last day of the fall semester.



Thursday 1/19

First day of Spring Semester
Introduction to course and position paper.
Set up folders for Spring Semester

Friday 1/20

Set up folder for Historical Fiction Piece and set up file for research
Read one example of Historical Fiction

Week of 1/9 to 1/13


Monday 1/9

Keystone biology in AM
Final copy of short story must be submitted by end of class on Thursday


Tuesday 1/10

Keystone biology in AM
Final copy of short story must be submitted by end of class on Thursday



Wednesday 1/11

Keystone Literature in AM
Final copy of short story must be submitted by end of class tomorrow.



Thursday 1/12

Keystone Literature in AM
Final copy of short story must be submitted by end of class today.

Friday 1/13

No school

Week of 1/2 to 1/6


Monday 1/2

Winter Holiday


Tuesday 1/3

Internet down


Wednesday 1/4

Work on rough draft of short story - teacher will offer suggestions through Google Drive



Thursday 1/5

Work on rough draft of short story - teacher will offer suggestions through Google Drive

Friday 1/6

Work on rough draft of short story - teacher will offer suggestions through Google Drive

Week of 12/19 to 12/23


Monday 12/19

Work on rough draft of short story


Tuesday 12/20

Work on rough draft of short story


Wednesday 12/21

Work on rough draft of short story



Thursday 12/22

Holiday Activities

Friday 12/23

Winter Holiday

Week of 12/12 to 12/16


Monday 12/12

Two Hour Delay
Mrs.. Miller is out for a doctor's appointment today. Please be on your best behavior
READ PAGES 30-32 OF THE TUTORIAL
You are to complete Fact of Fiction 5 and submit it by the end of the class.
You can find an example of Fact of Fiction 5 on page 29 of the tutorial - you are to set up their paper based on this example. You will have the following headings, as in the example" PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS, IDEAS, THIS IS A WORLD WHERE:



Tuesday 12/13

Return all graded five facts of fiction
Review the end of the packet, beginning with page 39



Set up folder for short story


Wednesday 12/14

Work on rough draft of short story



Thursday 12/15

Work on rough draft of short story

Friday 12/16

Work on rough draft of short story

Week of 12/5 to 12/9


Monday 12/5

Students are to complete Fact of Fiction 3 and submit it by the end of the class.
Fact of Fiction 3 is on page 17 of the following tutorial and an example is on page 18



Tuesday 12/6

KEYSTONE Algebra testing - periods assigned
Read about Fact of Fiction 4 on pages 22 to 27

Set up file for Fact of Fiction #4



Wednesday 12/7

KEYSTONE Algebra testing - periods assigned
Finish and submit Fact of Fiction 4 by end of period



Thursday 12/7

Read about Fact of Fiction 5 on pages 28 to 32

Set up file for Fact of Fiction #5

Friday 12/8

Finish and submit Fact of Fiction 5 by end of period

Week of 11/28 to 12/2


Monday 11/28

Thanksgiving Holiday

Tuesday 11/29


Fact of Fiction #3 - pages 17-21 in Five Facts of Fiction
Set up file for Fact of Fiction #3



Wednesday 11/30

Mrs. Miller is out for a doctor's appointment today. Please be on your best behavior.
Read the two short stories as a group and discuss each story after you read it

"That's My Baby" pages 76-78 in the 2014-2015 Flame



Thursday 12/1


Work on Fact of Fiction #3 - submit EOC tomorrow

Friday 12/2

Work on Fact of Fiction #3 and submit by EOC

Week of 11/21 to 11/25


Monday 11/21

Early dismissal - parent teacher conferences
Return all graded papers
Who owes makeup work on character sketch and what character wants - use five facts of fiction to do makeup work


Tuesday 11/22

Early dismissal - parent teacher conferences
Return all graded papers
Who owes makeup work on character sketch and what character wants - use five facts of fiction to do makeup work



Wednesday 11/23

Early dismissal for Thanksgiving Holiday
Who owes makeup work on character sketch and what character wants - use five facts of fiction to do makeup work


Thursday 11/24

Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday 11/25

Thanksgiving Holiday

Week of 11/14 to 11/18


Monday 11/14

Complete and submit Fiction is All About Character


Tuesday 11/15


Begin Fact of Fiction 2: Fiction is all about what your character wants
View page 13 for assignment requirements
Cover Page 15: Tips on Character Motivation
Cover Page 16: Things and Feelings
Read example of Fiction is all about what your character wants on page 14
Set up file for Fiction: Character Wants in Short Story Folder

Wednesday 11/16

Read Short Stories to Model Fiction is All About What Character Wants



Thursday 11/17

Work on Character Wants

Friday 11/18

Return graded Character Sketches
Conclude and submit what character wants

Week of 11/7 to 11/11


Monday 11/7

Revise a selected piece of your own writing and submit it to TeenInk Magazine


Tuesday 11/8


Five Facts of Fiction:
The Secrets of Sensational Stories
The Five Facts of Harry Potter
Guidelines for Making Characters
Character Traits
Tips for Making Better Characters
Get to Know Your Character
Review Example Fiction is All About Character

Wednesday 11/9

Review Example Fiction is All About Character
Read Short Story to Model Fiction is All About Character

Read the following two stories from the 2015-2016 issue of the Flame:
"Perfect" by Alex Nelson
"I Believe" by Shawn Stubaus

Thursday 11/10

Begin Fact of Fiction 1 - Fiction is All About Character

Friday 11/11

No class due to Veterans Day Assembly

Week of 10/31 to 11/4


Monday 10/31

Share Short Stories from Merlyn's Pen



Tuesday 11/1

Wrapping up loose ends for Marking Period 1


Wednesday 11/2

Early Dismissal - shortened period
Read "No Loose Ends" pages 70-72 of 2014-2015 The Flame
Read "The Gardener" pages 81-84 of 2014-2015 The Flame

Thursday 11/3


Covered Page 3 - The Secrets of Sensational Stories



Friday 11/4

Return graded papers
Share two benchmark Strong Nouns and Verbs Essay

Week of 10/24 to 10/28


Monday 10/24

Share some student pieces for modeling editing and revising

Tuesday 10/25

Mrs. Miller is out for a doctor's appointment today. Please be on your best behavior.
Finish and submit final copy of strong nouns and verbs essay

Wednesday 10/26

Finish and submit final copy of strong nouns and verbs essay

Thursday 10/27

Last day to finish and submit final copy of strong nouns and verbs essay


Friday 10/28

Wrap up loose ends for the marking period

Week of 10/17 to 10/21


Monday 10/17

Mrs. Miller is out today
Read the following descriptive essays aloud as a class - after each essay discuss the qualities that make it a strong piece of writing:
Flame 2014-2015
"My Favorite Place" by Stacey Pera pages 14-16
"Thanks, Mom and Dad" by Erica Bicchetti pages 18-19
"The Best View" by Makenna Rodgers pages 19-20

Flame 2015-2016
"Persistence" by Erica Bicchetti pages 13-14
"Rhythm of the Rain" by Jamie Roos pages 15-16

Tuesday 10/18


Set up folder for Strong Nouns and Verbs Essay
Set up file for Strong Nouns and Verbs Essay
Model SOC for Strong Nouns and Verbs Essay

Wednesday 10/19

Students will work on rough draft of Strong Nouns and Verbs Essay


Thursday 10/20

Model morphing of rough draft to final copy for Strong Nouns and Verbs Essay
Model editing and revision of Strong Nouns and Verbs Essay

Friday 10/21

Conclude writing of rough draft
Morph into final copy and begin editing and revising

Week of 10/3 to 10/7


Monday10/3

Work on final copy of Place Description

Review bench mark essays that show place



Tuesday 10/4

Work on final copy of Place Description

Wednesday 10/5

Work on final copy of Place Description

Thursday 10/6

Submit final copy of Place Description by


Friday 10/7

TBA

Week of 9/26 to 9/30


Monday 9/26

Return graded essays
Share Bench Mark action essay

Review directions for Place Description

Review bench mark essays that show place

Model SOC of Place Essay for Students

Tuesday 9/27

Mrs. Miller is out today - please be on your best behaviour
Work on rough draft of Place Description

Wednesday 9/28

No School because of Teacher In Service

Thursday 9/29

Review some benchmark place essays



Work on rough draft of place essay

Friday 9/30

Model transition of RD to FC and revision using my piece
Model revision using a student piece
Finish rough draft of place essay and convert to final copy for revision and editing

Week of 9/19 to 9/23


Monday 9/19


Lesson on how to change rough draft to final copy
Model editing and proofreading in final copy
Finish rough draft of action essay and submit electronically

Tuesday 9/20

Work on Final copy of action essay

Wednesday 9/21

Return graded opinion papers
Finish final copy of action essay and submit hard copy

Thursday 9/22

Begin Lesson 2
Show the following instructional videos
Use All Five Senses
Using Sensory Language
Sensory Details
Examine Benchmark essays






Friday 9/23

Continue Lesson 2

Set up folder for Place Description Essay
Set up file for Place Description Essay
Model SOC for Place Description Essay

Week of 9/12 to 9/16


Monday 9/12

Do Opinion Paper and submit by end of class


Tuesday 9/13

Finish and submit opinion paper
If time permits, begin tomorrow's lesson

Wednesday 9/14

Check to see if printer is working - if so, print out opinion paper
Read action excerpt from Jaws

Read "Manhunt" on page 13 of 2014-2015 Flame

Review directions for action essay

Students will select topic for Action Scene


Thursday 9/15

Meet the Teacher Night
Model SOC for Action Essay
Begin work on Action Essay rough draft

Friday 9/16

Early dismissal
Work on Action Essay rough draft

Week of 9/5 to 9/9


Monday 9/5

Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday 9/6

Return graded short action essays
Share some BM essays
Place essays in binder
After sharing, students who have to make up this essay, will do so. Report to library
Move on to group read for tomorrow.

Wednesday 9/7

PM Activity Schedule to allow for laptop distribution
Group read fiction pieces from pages 33-37 in September 2016 Teen Ink Magazine

Thursday 9/8

PM Activity Schedule to allow for laptop distribution
Continue with group readings from yesterday

Friday 9/9

PM Activity Schedule to allow for pep rally
Hand write opinion piece

Week of 8/29 to 9/2


Monday 8/29

Position Paper and Binder due by 9/2




Tuesday 8/30

Position Paper and Binder due by 9/2




Wednesday 8/31

Position Paper and Binder due by 9/2




Thursday 9/1

Position Paper and Binder due by 9/2




Friday 9/2

Check binders and position papers and enter grades
Share my short action scene

Model SOC writing with following essay

Students will draw a topic and begin to write their own action scene.
Students will now write their own action piece. Each student will draw from the following topics and hand write until the end of the period and then submit their work to be graded.

Week of 8/25 to 8/26

This week will be class orientation. We will begin a regular schedule next week.


Welcome
Seating Charts
Class rules
Listening
Class Layout
My Space
Position Papers
Summer Reading
Wiki