Class Agenda #4 – Independent Writing

Take Seats- Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9

Reading- “The Landlady” by Roald Dahl pages 1-5

  • Have BOTH NOTEBOOKS ON YOUR DESK
  • USE YOUR CLASS NOTEBOOK NOW

(Copy) Date: 9/14/16

(COPY)- Stream of Consciousness – 

noun
  1. a person’s thoughts and conscious reactions to events, perceived as a continuous flow.
    • a literary style in which a character’s thoughts, feelings, and reactions are depicted in a continuous flow uninterrupted by objective description or conventional dialogue. 

Mini-Lesson

SLT- I can use stream of consciousness writing to fill a page.

Yesterday we talked about how to do your Homework Response Blurb.

Today, we’re going to talk about your Independent Writing Homework. You are being asked to write a page a day of independent writing. This means that there’s no prompt, or criteria. All I’m asking for is 1 written page per day.

Many of you are familiar with the practice of keeping a journal or a diary. This can be a space for this. I am only counting pages, and not reading them unless you want me to. Another practice from journaling is called, “Stream of Consciousness” writing. It literally means to write down any thoughts that come into your head on the page.

Thoughts that come into your head, put them on the page.

Model for 30 seconds- you can try too if you don’t like watching me type…

Class Work- Practice Rounds-

  • 1 Minute
    • What was that like? How much did you write?
  • 2 Minutes
    • What was that like? How much did you write?
  • Let’s try 5 minutes? See how far you get…
  • HW Reminder- 
  • Homework starts tonight. 30 Minutes of Reading, 2-3 Sentence Reaction/Summary, 1 Page of Independent Writing 

Setting Up Your HW Notebook.

Homework Time

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