Creative Writing 2
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CLASS GOAL: To write for a reader, to read like a writer

W Jan 3: Welcome! Add your birthday to the calendar. Share a book, TV show, or movie you consumed over break. Introduction to the Letters about Literature contest. Read the poem "Penelope" by Dorothy Parker and then study its accompanying award-winning letter. Brainstorm which novel, series, or poem you will write about.

R Jan 4: Read the letter to Stephen Chbosky. Compare and contrast it with the one to Dorothy Parker. Discuss and brainstorm your letter.

F Jan 5: Draft your letter to your author / novelist / poet.

M Jan 8: Learn about Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain. In Stephen King's On Writing, read pages 163-179, pausing to discuss how you use story / situation / plot.

T Jan 9: Write your letter about literature using the Macbooks provided. Share your draft through Google Docs with Mr. Stephenson by the end of class.

W Jan 10: Novel Day!

R Jan 11: Listen to some feminist poems from Poisoned 🍎 🍏  and then write one of your own.

F Jan 12: Listen to some poems from Cynthia Rylant's book God Went to Beauty School and then write one of your own.

M Jan 15: MLK Jr. Day.

T Jan 16: Read and discuss "The Demonstration of Gravity" and write in response.

W Jan 17: Novel Day

R Jan 18: Read and discuss "We Did Division in a Concrete Room" and write in response.

F Jan 19: Read and discuss "I Used to Live Here Once" and write in response.

M Jan 22: Read aloud Stephen King's On Writing, beginning on page 179.