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Monday, April 7

April 7, 2014
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Poetry Workshop: Today: Gittins and Kraus. We started on Miss McNulty’s poem, which we’ll continue Wednesday. For then: comments and annotations for Lewis and Olszewski.

Short Fiction Workshop: Today we had a tiny little class, but we “workshopped” Alyx’s piece anyway (if you were absent 1) show me your annotations and 2) talk to Alyx at some point). Online comment posting rate = not so hot. Some of you are really going downhill. It is not going unnoticed.

Long Form Fiction Workshop: Please turn in any over due prompts. We did one on travel today – you can turn in typed (over 500 words) for extra credit. Wend we will workshop Autumn, Danielle, and Victoria. (Copies of this story are on my desk.) Annotations and comments are due as well. All other Round 3 stories must be turned in by Wend. Please hand in permission slips if you have not.

Daily Prompt: The Bizarro Senate adjourned with President Barkley vetoing two bills (legalization of marijuana/all drugs) and letting three more pass without his signature (gay marriage/anti-discrimination/welfare reform). That is an option for the president if he doesn’t like a bill but suspects that his veto will be overruled in Congress. That was the case this time; the president is a proponent of states’ rights and doesn’t like to see new federal mandates that take away the states’ ability to make rules for themselves.

Your second required prompt for Wednesday is to write about any aspect of this experience, IN CHARACTER. You can write about a bill that passed or one that didn’t; you can focus on a bill or on other legislators. You can write a poem, a story, or even a new bill. (If you want it to be authentic, here’s a resource.) It doesn’t matter. However, this is going to be REQUIRED reading for Wednesday. (If you wanna read another piece too, we’ll entertain those if there’s time.)

So to recap: for Wednesday, you will have prompt #104 (see Friday’s blog entry), this Senate prompt, and two more prompts of your own. Be ready for the notebook check and reading then!

Press: Tiny class. Cleaned. Tried x-actoing.

7/8 Lit Arts: TURN IN YOUR PROFILE PEICE – THE ESSAY AND THE QUESTIONS w/ ANSWERS. THIS IS THE LAST EXTENSION I WILL GIVE.

7th Grade:

Survey: Screenwriting: Today you voted to have another work day, and it looked like most of you took advantage of it. Treatments are due on Wednesday.

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