This course is project based. Students will analyze selected stories and articles and write a variety of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry.  A final major project, publication worthy, will be created in the second term of the course.

Supplies:

Required: Binder, 600 pages of loose leaf paper, dark pen, coloured pen, pencil

Recommended: journal notebook, glue/tape, scissors, pencil crayons/felts, ruler

Course outline: cw12-course-outline

After Spring Break (April 1 onward) students are working on their capstone projects. Each has chosen to write either a novella, a collection of poetry, or the first draft of a novel.

April 8-12

  • SRR# 22-24
  • RW #17,18
  • CWR# 36-39  Finished!! 🙂

April 1 – 5

  • SRR# 19-21
  • RW #15,16
  • CWR#31-35

Mar 11-15

  • SRR #16-18
  • RW #13,14
  • Parts of speech review (nouns, Proper nouns, pronouns, verb, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions)
  • Fantasy tropes
  • working on personal project: short story or scene using emotion and dialogue and beat sheet.

Mar 4-8

  • SRR # 13-15
  • RW #11,12
  • CRW# 21-25
  • Beat sheets
  • Rapid Write Poem

Feb 25-March 1

  • SRR #10-12 (hand in completed sheet Friday)
  • CRW #16-20
  • RW # 9,10
  • finish working on short, short stories. These to be printed and ready to share on Wed.
  • Quiz Wed on Key to 100,000 words (know prefixes and roots of the 14 words)
  • Poetry Friday: Pantoum (6 stanzas)

 

Feb 18-22

  • Family Day on Monday. Do something fun with your family!
  • SRR #8,9
  • RW# 7,8
  • CRW # 12-15
  • Reading a selection of The Blind Assassin and looking at narration.  Writing one piece from 3 different PsOV.  (You may use your Jerry/Harry story for this, and count that as one). 150-250  words (1/2 to one page typed) for the 2 other PsOV.
  • Grammar-Look at next 7 words in the Key to 100,000 words. Mini-poster of one word. Test next Wed.
  • Identifying “deep truth” and structuring a short story with one.
  • Poetry Friday- “I remember” prompt poem.  Students received individual prompts, wrote 1 min on each, then used the result to find their poems.  For students here, use the following: 1. an object that’s precious  2. someone you value  3. a family vacation 4. a quote from a TV show or movie  5. a moment you knew you were in love

Feb 11-14

  • SRR #6, 7
  • RW # 5, 6
  • CRW #8-11
  • editing process, handouts on adding emotion to setting and dialogue
  • Harry/Jerry story re-writes
  • Grammar: Key to 100,000 words

Feb 4-8

  • SRR 3-5
  • CWR 4-8
  • RW 3-4
  • Story “Rings” from Geist #95 Winter 2014  What’s the symbolism of the rings? What’s the theme of the story?  150-200 words. Be sure to include specific examples and personal connections to support your opinions. (Due Tues)
  • Crafting a scene from a story frame.  (Due Thurs)

Jan 29-Feb 1

Tues-

  • Review outline
  • Read “First Thoughts”
  • RW#1
  • CWR #2
  • Writer’s Profile

Wed-

  • Get silent reading books- library signed out
  • SRR #1 Quote that reveals something about the protagonist, explain
  • CWR #1
  • Read aloud The Salmon Eaters
  • Fire alarm

Thurs-

  • RW#2
  • CWR#3
  • The Salmon Eaters discussion
  • Task- reflection on The Salmon Eaters OR write something of your world, modeled on it. 250-300 words, due Mon

Fri-

  • Silent Reading
  • SRR #2
  • Found poetry- song lyric activity

 

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