Welcome to our Creative Writing Unit!

Day One - November 8 (Poetry Coffee House)
Today you will get back your Poetry Books (which were AMAZING) and we will be doing some "sharing" of our poems!

Day Two - November 10 (Post Card Stories)

Today we started our Creative Writing unit by writing stories inspired by images from World War One and World War Two. Have a great long weekend everyone!

Day Three - November 15 (Character and Theme)

Today we are focusing on developing good characters. Check out the V for Vendetta character introduction using Kinetic Typography we will be using for inspiration!

Here is the V Speech clip:

And here is the movie trailer:

Click HERE to post your character poster

Day Four - November 17 (Plot and Conflict)

Today we wrote stories focusing on Plot and Conflict based off of "Crazy Headlines"

Click HERE to post your Crazy Headline Story!

Day Five - November 22 (Tone and Mood)

Today we are looked at how TONE is created. First we watched and made some notes on the trailer for The Shining, then we watched a re-cut trailer with an entirely different tone and noted how tone and mood were manipulated. Then we did the same thing with two Mary Poppins trailers. Next we exercised our creative writing muscles by taking a dog for a walk in the park - with a very specific tone!

Here is the regular trailer for The Shining http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Cb3ik6zP2I
Here is the re-cut trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfout_rgPSA

Here is regular Mary Poppins http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOfH7uEojKk&feature=related
And here is Scary Mary http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T5_0AGdFic

Day Six - November 24 (Descriptive Language)
Today we will be practicing writing with strong descriptive language. We will be isolating each of our five sense and writing a very brief story about each. Come ready to touch, taste, hear, see, and smell your way through class!

Touch -
Taste -
Sight -
Hearing - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zQqikEEcLs&feature=related
Smell -

Day Seven - November 28 (Work Block)

Day Eight - November 30 (Work Block)

Day Nine - Creative Writing Coffee House