Wednesday, 1/6

Students helped me to learn their names at the start of class. Then we talked a lot about the writing process and beginning our writing journals. Students completed and logged two pre-writing exercises from the Smith & Greenberg text (the yellow book). With the last few minutes of class, students received a handout with poems from Frost, Williams, and Hughes, and began a paraphrase of the Frost poem. Homework: please complete the “Quilting” exercise as described on p. 63 of the Smith & Greenberg text (students copied this down during class). In a nut, look through your closet, dresser, wherever you keep old clothes. Create a list of the clothes that have special meaning for you. Then, label the event(s) that each item on your list makes you remember as well as feelings each item evokes for you. Finally, freewrite about at least a few items on the list. Total time: 20–30 minutes. Due Tuesday of next week.