Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Air Traffic and What Poetry Cannot and Can Do for Us

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Secrets of Good Writers

Secrets of Good Writers 

• Think about their writing all the time (not just during writing time)
• Write to figure out what they want to say
• Write with their reader in mind
• Reread as they go—helps their thinking
• Read piece aloud to self—hear how it really sounds
• Read a lot; read quality literature; read like a writer (notice what authors do, including craft)
• Get their behinds in the chair every day, and write
• Often write best in a quiet, organized space
• Stick with it even when the going gets rough
• Don’t always love to write but love having written
• Get feedback from other writers
• Revise as they go along (not just after they have written)
• Know a lot about their topic (or find out what they need to know)
 • Are relentless about accuracy: facts, conventions, spelling, form, format, grammar, presentation

                           --Regie Routman

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Good Writing

“Good writing is always about things that are important to you, things that are scary to you, things that eat you up.”—John Edgar Wideman

Monday, May 22, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

 Today is Yearbook Day.
Stay in your assigned class until excused. 
Be a polite audience member for the movie. 
Don't write or draw anything in a yearbook that you will regret later. 

Modified Schedule for May 25th (Yearbook day)
A1 8:15-9:50 Hand out yearbooks and watch Norm Lyde’s movie in the auditorium by all call.
A2 9:55-10:25
A3 10:30-11:00
A4 11:05-11:35
Lunch - 11:40-12:25 Pizza and J-Dawgs
B1 12:30-1:00
B2 1:05-1:35
B3  1:40-2:10
B4 2:15-2:45
We will have JDawgs for lunch on yearbook day.  The cost to the students is $2 in cash.

Last Day -- Friday, May 26:
The outside doors will be locked and all students will enter from the west doors at 8:15am.  Students report to the theater. Students will stay in the auditorium until 10:00 am, at which time they will be dismissed from school.