Journalism/Creative Writing

Journalism/Creative Writing

Zoom Meeting, Tuesday 5/26 @ 11 am

Journalism/Creative Writing

Time: May 26, 2020 11:00 AM 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81051526619?pwd=V2NVd0ZCU1E1dmZFR0kxT21rSGp2Zz09

Meeting ID: 810 5152 6619

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Last Week! See Below for Details:

Hi guys! I’m back just in time for our last week together. Thanks to Coach Penix for taking care of your grades while I was gone. Baby Bethany is doing well, but I’ve missed you guys!  

We’re going to have a Zoom meeting on Tuesday at 11 am to check in with one another and talk about these last couple of things.

For this last week we have two main things to accomplish:

1. Send in your final project to me.

2. Get our class book ordered (finally!)

SO, for the first thing on the agenda: your final projects. You need to email those to me sometime before Thursday, because that’s when grades are due. 

For our book, here are the the pieces I have from y’all. Check to make sure all of yours are accounted for. There were a few that the links were expired for. In those cases, I emailed you asking for you to resend the document link. So check your email. If you see a piece of yours is missing, or the title is incorrect, or anything needs to be changed, email me those changes.

Poetry pieces I have:                                          

Non Fiction Pieces I have:

Fiction Pieces I have:

I also need your input on a couple of things regarding the book. Please fill out the following form: 

I’m sure you’ve heard by now that FWISD is making the push to get all classes on distance learning. Your core classes are on Edgenuity, but, since this is an elective course, you’ll find the assignments below (same ones I sent you a week or two ago). Remember, you’re choosing a “track” to follow (fiction/non-fiction/poetry) and completing this self-paced extended writing project. At the end of every week you will fill out this Google Form explaining/showing what you worked on. The filling out of this form every week will be what your grade is made up of.:

https://forms.gle/nK4v7xg6iTasz3v98

 

While I’m out on Maternity Leave, Coach Penix will be in charge of your grading. If you have any questions you can email her at Julianne.Penix@fwisd.org.

Hi, y’all! Bored at home yet? FWISD is instructing us to give y’all an hour’s worth of work per week to help keep your minds sharp. Please know: students cannot be penalized in any way for failure to complete, or completing incorrectly, any assignments assigned during this extended break. I’m simply going to put on this page the entirety of the long-term project I had planned out originally that would take us through the rest of the semester. I’m including the original dates I had planned, however, you’re welcome to work at any pace you’d like. If we ever go back to school (I’m doubting we will at this point) you will be able to continue working wherever you left off at home. When you get to the peer edit and review parts, you can either confer with others to get their help, or you can do it on your own. Whatever works for you. If you have questions, feel free to message me on Remind or send me an email. Most of it should be pretty self-explanatory though. 

Step 1:

Pick a track. 

There are three different project options: fiction (where you’ll be writing a longer short-story), non-fiction (where you’ll be writing a longer article), or poetry (where you’ll be writing a collection of poems). Pick which track you’d like to follow and work through each step at your own pace. With every new step I’ve linked the PDF to walk you through what you’re to do for that step. Some steps have multiple days allocated to them because I figured you’d need more class time. 

Fiction Track

  

March 24

Step 1: Outlining Basics

March 25

Step 2: Outlining Continued

March 26

Step 3: Character Outlines

March 27

Step 3: Character Outlines

  

March 30

Step 3: Character Outlines

March 31

Step 4: Author’s Purpose and Theme

April 1

Step 5: Endings

April 2

Step 6: 6-Detailed Outline

April 3

Step 6: Detailed Outline

  

April 6

Step 6: Detailed Outline

  
  

April 9

Step 6: Detailed Outline

  
  
  

April 14

Step 7: In Depth Character Analysis (Major Characters)

April 15

Step 8: In Depth Character Analysis (Secondary Characters)

April 16

Step 9:  Writing Day(s)

April 17

Step 10: Writing Day

  

April 20

Step 10: Writing Day

April 21

Step 10: Writing Day

April 22

Step 10: Writing Day

April 23

Step 10: Things to Avoid

April 24

Step 11: Basic Punctuation-Grammar Errors

  

April 27

Step 12: Peer Edit (So Far)

April 28

Step 13: Peer Revision (So Far)

April 29

Step 10: Writing Day

April 30

Step 10: Writing Day

May 1

Step 10: Writing Day

  

May 4

Step 10: Writing Day

May 5

Step 10: Writing Day

May 6

Step 10: Writing Day (LAST Day)

May 7

Step 14: Peer Edit

May 8

Step 12: Peer Edit

  

May 11

Step 15: 15-Peer Revision

May 12

Step 13: Peer Revision

May 13

Step 16: Final Draft

May 14

Step 14: Final Draft

May 15

Step 14: Final Draft

  

May 18

Step 14: Final Draft

May 19

Step 17: Share!

May 20

Step 15: Share! (And turn in)

  
  
  
  
  
  
  

Non-Fiction Track

March 24

Step 1: Types of Articles

March 25

Step 2: Organizing Material and Making a To-do List

March 26

Step 3: Author’s Purpose

March 27

Step 4: Research-Collect Info

  

March 30

Step 4: Research/Collect Info

March 31

Step 4: Research/Collect Info

April 1

Step 5: Interviews

April 2

Step 5: Interviews

April 3

Step 5: Interviews

  

April 6

Step 6: Outline Article

  
  

April 9

Step 6: Outline Article

  
  
  

April 14

Step 7: Writing a Lead

April 15

Step 8: Headlines

April 16

Step 9: Writing Day(s)

April 17

Step 9: Writing Day

  

April 20

Step 9: Writing Day

April 21

Step 9: Writing Day

April 22

Step 9: Writing Day

April 23

Step 10: Things to Avoid

April 24

Step 11: Basic Punctuation_Grammar Errors

  

April 27

Step 12: Peer Edit (So Far)

April 28

Step 13: Peer Revision (So Far)

April 29

Step 9: Writing Day

April 30

Step 9: Writing Day

May 1

Step 9: Writing Day

  

May 4

Step 9: Writing Day

May 5

Step 9: Writing Day

May 6

Step 9: Writing Day (LAST Day)

May 7

Step 14: Peer Edit

May 8

Step 12: Peer Edit

  

May 11

Step 15: Peer Revision

May 12

Step 13: Peer Revision

May 13

Step 16: Final Draft

May 14

Step 14: Final Draft

May 15

Step 14: Final Draft

  

May 18

Step 14: Final Draft

May 19

Step 17: Share!

May 20

Step 15: Share! (And turn in)

Poetry Track

March 24

Step 1: Types of Poem Collections

March 25

Step 2: Types of Poem Structures

March 26

Step 3: Author’s Purpose and Theme

March 27

Step 4: How to Outline Ideas

  

March 30

Step 5: Outline

March 31

Step 5: Outline

April 1

Step 6: Outline

April 2

Step 6: Picking Structures

April 3

Step 7: Why Line Breaks Matter

  

April 6

Step 8: Figurative Language and Literary Devices

  
  

April 9

Step 9: Sound Devices

  
  
  

April 14

Step 10: Titles

April 15

Step 11: Punctuation Choices

April 16

Step 12: Writing Day(s)

April 17

Step 9: Writing Day

  

April 20

Step 9: Writing Day

April 21

Step 9: Writing Day

April 22

Step 9: Writing Day

April 23

Step 13: Things to Avoid

April 24

Step 14: Basic Punctuation_Grammar Errors

  

April 27

Step 15: Peer Edit (So Far)

April 28

Step 16: Peer Revision (So Far)

April 29

Step 9: Writing Day

April 30

Step 9: Writing Day

May 1

Step 9: Writing Day

  

May 4

Step 9: Writing Day

May 5

Step 9: Writing Day

May 6

Step 9: Writing Day (LAST Day)

May 7

Step 17: Peer Edit

May 8

Step 12: Peer Edit

  

May 11

Step 18: Peer Revision

May 12

Step 13: Peer Revision

May 13

Step 19: Final Draft

May 14

Step 14: Final Draft

May 15

Step 14: Final Draft

  

May 18

Step 14: Final Draft

May 19

Step 20: Share!

May 20

Step 15: Share! (And turn in)