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					Klimowicz CP Writing Workshop Outline                                                           2011


                              CP Writing Workshop
      Students will read independently both in class and outside of school
      Handouts will be posted on Londonderry High School’s website
      Journal entries are hand-written
      All rough drafts are TYPED and handed in on time
      Files must be saved on both the personal and the “K” drive
      Manually adjust all papers to MLA standard formatting (12 point, Times New Roman
       Font, double spaced, with citations/works cited page) unless otherwise indicated




                               Post-High School Process
   1. Resume/Cover Letter
         a. #89: Punctuation Guidelines
         b. “The Real World.” Teen Vogue. Nov 2009, p 44-5.
                i. Your Resume
         c. Fleiss, Sue. “Savintgth Rejects.” Writer’s Digest. Feb. 2011, p 8-9.
         d. “Reject a Hit” WDmisc. 2010-current
                i. Double Entry Journal Training
         e. A Cover Letter rejecting a piece of literature




   2. College Essay (Fall)/ Scholarship Essay (Spring)
         a. #90: Writability Checklist
         b. “100+ College Essay Questions and More”
                   i. Essay #1 Adjective/Name: House on Mango Street
                  ii. Essay #2 Neighborhood: Seedfolks
                 iii. Essay #3 Fly on the Wall: Bartameous Book 1
         c. #93: Proof-reading Marks
         d. Choose # 1, 2, or 3 and turn it into a 5PP essay for 2x weight
                   i. Train: Peer Edit/ Revise
         e. Hand in Final copy (@5), peer copy (@2), peer revision sheet(1), peer
             listening(1), and three original journal drafts (1)(1)(1). In that order/ Final on top -
             stapled.




Writer’s Digest will be cited as “WD”
Numbered handouts from “Reading Teachers Book of Lists”
Various texts pulled for class-specific readings
Klimowicz CP Writing Workshop Outline                                                     2011


                                               Poetry
   3. Poetry
         a. FOCUS ON LITERARY ELEMENTS BY POEM
         b. Acrostic (Alliteration/ consonance & assonance)
                i. Write five Acrostics focusing on WORD CHOICE
         c. Free Form (Diction)
         d. Concrete (Format)
                i. Write three of each focusing on IDEA
         e. Limerick (Theme/ humor)
         f. Haiku (Imagery)
                i. Write three of each focusing on VOICE
         g. Triangular-Triplet (Tone)
         h. Rubai(or Quatrain) (Simile & Metaphor)
                i. Write three of each focusing on SENTENCE FLUENCY
         i. Cinquain (Analogy)
         j. Diamante (Point of View)
                i. Write two of each focusing on CONVENTIONS
         k. Sonnet (Accent/ Dialect)
                i. Write three of each focusing on ORGANIZATION

       *Placed here for Halloween; for Spring, goes at end of curriculum

   4. Scary Fiction Piece
         a. Rosenfeld, Jordan E. “Ten Ways to Launch Strong Scenes.” Writer’s Digest,
             September 2011. P 52-4
         b. Highsmith, William. “Flash Fiction FAQ’s.” WD. Nov-Dec. 2010, 12-13 (For
             Prompts)
                  i. Use a character from your SSR book and kill them in the first scene to
                     help set the scene
                 ii. You open your eyes to find a dead body on the floor – and a bloody knife
                     in your hands. You can’t remember exactly what happened, so you piece
                     together the clues…” [Book, Stephen/ winner Yellowed Kodachrome
                     Contest #26. WD Nov/Dec. 2010, p 64
                iii. An urban legend is something like a fairy tale to scare kids –particularly
                     teenagers for some reason; for example: Bloody Mary, Axe Murderers in
                     the woods, etc. Create your own Urban Legend
         c. Peer share to create a PLOT DIAGRAM; write a scary story over the weekend
             with typed draft due Monday.



Writer’s Digest will be cited as “WD”
Numbered handouts from “Reading Teachers Book of Lists”
Various texts pulled for class-specific readings
Klimowicz CP Writing Workshop Outline                                                    2011


                                    Creative NONFICTION
                      (- yet not considered “technical.” What are your thoughts?)




   5. Inanimate Object Piece
         a. #82: Characterizations of Narrative and Expository Texts
                  i. Using the same object, write:
                        1. A narrative
                        2. An expository text
                 ii. Choose the better story and type it double spaced (about 2 pages)
                iii. #92: Proofreading Checklist
                iv. Pair share with someone of the opposite text

   6. A Classmate’s Piece
         a. Using the Inanimate object Piece, Re-write your classmate’s text using the format
             you are more comfortable using
                 i. Sims, Elizabeth. “How to Gain Perspective onyour Work.” WD. July/Aug.
                    2011 p33-6.




   7. Discovering Identity Piece
         a. Lara, Adair. “Ten Ways to tell if Your Story Should be a Memoir or a Novel.”
            Writer’s Digest, September 2011. P 22-5.




   8. Picture/Photograph Inspired Piece and Soundtrack
          a. Lara, Adair. “Make your Tone Pitch-Perfect” WD July/August 2011 p 29-32.




   9. School Book Comics Group Project
         a. Whitford Paul, Anne. “7 ways to StructureYour Picture Book.” WD. Feb. 2011
             p63-5
         b. Jashewan, Leigh Anne. “10 Ways to Improve your Writing by Thinking Like a
             Comedy Writer.”



Writer’s Digest will be cited as “WD”
Numbered handouts from “Reading Teachers Book of Lists”
Various texts pulled for class-specific readings
Klimowicz CP Writing Workshop Outline                                                  2011


                                          Technical Writing
                  (- yet not categorized as “creative.” What are your thoughts now?)

   10. WD July August, p 18-21 Process/Analysis Essay
          a. Katz, Christina. “Write a How-To Article in Six Easy Steps.” Writer’s Digest
              July/August 2011. P 58-62.
          b.
   11. Persuasive Essay
          a. #83 Expository Prompts
          b.
   12. Argumentative Essay Speech
          a. Selgin, Peter. “10 Tips to Bypass Cliché and Melodrama.” July/August 2011, p
              55-7.
          b.
   13. Cause and Effect Essay
          a. Brooks, Larry. “Building Backstory: Why Backstory is Essential.” May/June
              2011. P58-65.




                                        Creative Writing
        (- yet a screenplay has more formatting challenges than ANY format we have learned…
           including Elizabethan Sonnets -how do you categorize your writing? You decide.)

   14. Group Screenplay
          a. City of Ember, Stargirl, etc. highlighted dialogue drafts to warm-up.
          b. Bell, James Scott, “Dialogue: Master these Seven Tools for Talk.” WD.
             November/December, 2010. P 66-73.

   15. Fable/Fairy Tale/Tall Tale/Superhero Piece
          a. James, Steven. “Raise your Character Above the Status Quo.” WD. July/August,
              2011 p. 25-8.

   16. Science Fiction or Fantasy Piece
           a. #81 Story Starters




Writer’s Digest will be cited as “WD”
Numbered handouts from “Reading Teachers Book of Lists”
Various texts pulled for class-specific readings

				
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