Creative Writing

Homework – 2-12-18 to 2-16-18

Creative Writing Class

Daily Class Lessons Appear in Blue Under Each Day Below.

Daily Homework Assignments Appear Under Each Day in Red Below.

Students are instructed to copy homework each day from this site into their Evernote Online Assignment Notebooks. They are given time to copy assignments each day at the beginning of class.

*  Students who are absent should be viewing this site before returning to school to make sure they have completed all classwork and homework missed while absent.

Share all Homework with the email assigned for their class (See below) no later than midnight each night. Assignments completed late will receive only half-credit. 

First Semester:

Second Semester:

Students who neglect to complete homework will be assigned to Homework Detention held each Friday after school with Mrs. Graeber.

Homework Rubric 2015-2016

Class-Participation-Cooperation-Rubric-2015-2016 – iPads are needed every day for class; students must bring the iPad charger to class each day.

* Extremely Important for Class Participation/Cooperation Grade: Dress Code:  Dress Code

Friendly Letter Format

Shrunken Sullivan Creative Writing Project

Mini-Mystery Creative Writing Assignment

Mini Mystery Rubric

Beginnings, Middles and Ends: Crafting the Mystery

Poetry Prezi

 Punctuation and Line Breaks in Poetry

The Original “Where I’m From” Poem

Prewriting for Where I’m From Poem

Poetry Notes

Figurative Language Prezi

 Punctuation and Line Breaks in Poetry

The Ballad

What is Rhythm in Poetry?

Original Ballad Rubric

Blackout Poetry Rubric

Ugly Gift Thank You Letter Assignment


How to Write a Song Parody

Satire, Parody, or Spoof: Types of Humorous Writing

Writing a News Release: What’s Newsworthy?

Fake News Story Project

Fake News Story Rubric

Characterization: Character Roles & Dialogue in Fiction

Direct Characterization: Definition & Examples

Indirect Characterization: Definition & Examples

What is Plot? – Examples & Definition

How Dialogue Propels Action

Style in Fiction: Dialect & Figures of Speech

And Then There Were None Vocabulary Chapters 1-4

Monday: 2-12-18 –  Regular Schedule -45 min. periods

Daily Lesson  

 1. Video – Mini-Lessons on Revision and Editing: 

Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing

Editing for Mechanics: Definition & Concept

2.  Begin to revise and edit your Shrunken Story; it will be due no later than midnight Wednesday night.

Rubric for Creative Writing – Shrunken Project

3.  Sign up for the website ActivelyLearn at  Use the following code to join the Period Two Creative Writing Class:  Class code: 2ufnn

Homework:  Work on completion of your Shrunken Story; it will be due this coming Wednesday.

 Tuesday:  2-13-18 – Regular Schedule – 45 min. Periods

Daily Lesson:  2/13/18:

1.  Place final touches on your Shrunken Story.  It is due by midnight Wednesday night. Make sure you apply what you have learned about characterization, plot, dialogue, Style, figures of speech, and revision and editing to your story.

Shrunken Sullivan Creative Writing Project

Rubric for Creative Writing – Shrunken Project

Homework:  Work on your Shrunken Story; it is due Wednesday by midnight. You will have a test next Thursday, February 22 on the elements of fictions writing that you have been learning during this writing project.

Wednesday: 2-14-18 –  Liturgy Schedule – 35 min. periods.

Daily Lesson:  2-14-18

1. Place final touches on your Shrunken Story.

2. Introduce Mystery Reading and Writing Project.

Homework: Your Shrunken Project is due by midnight tonight. Upload your revised and edited Titled Google Document to no later than midnight tonight.  *Make sure that you proofread by reading your final draft OUT LOUD!

Refer to the Rubric: 

Rubric for Creative Writing – Shrunken Project

Thursday: 2-15-18: Regular Schedule – 45 minute Periods

Daily Lesson: 

1. Play the Alibi Game

2.  Introduce the vocabulary for Chapter One of And Then There Were None.

And Then There Were None Vocabulary Chapters 1-4

Homework: Create a Quizlet using the Chapter One Vocabulary for And Then There Were None.  Share your Quizlet with me no later than midnight Sunday night.

Friday:  2-16-18 –  Principal’s Holiday – No Classes!

Daily Lesson: