Abecedarian Warmup: Crazy things that could happen in a NaNoWriMo novel.

Today you had four tasks. The necessary documents are attached below!
Instructions for Oct 25
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progress_ss.html
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nanoss.xls
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Abecedarian Warmup: Classes you would offer if you had your own school

Today we had two activities to do in preparation for NaNoWriMo. The necessary files are below!
Instructions for Oct 20
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settings_that_reinforce_characters.pdf
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creating_conflict.pdf
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plot_roller_coaster.pdf
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Abecedarian Warmup: Superhero abilities
Instructions for October 18
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Abecedarian Warmup: Things that have to do with movies.

Today we worked on step 3 of the Snowflake Method. Please see attached assignment sheet for full instructions.
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Abecedarian Warmup: New names for crayola crayons (e.g., "frog green)

Quick Write: Please see photo in attached notes.

Today we did step 2 of the snowflake method - see attachment for information.
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Assignment
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Abecedarian Warmup: Things that have to do with autumn/fall

Quick Write: Please take a few moments to “talk to” (IN WRITING) your journal about the novel you plan to write next month. If you know what you’re doing, share your plans with your journal. If you don’t, talk about the ideas you’re bouncing around.

Today we started off with a quick survey of our preparedness for NaNoWriMo. We are going to be using something called the Snowflake Method to plan our novels this year. The first step of this is to follow the instructions in the attachment. This assignment looks very quick and simple, but it is extremely important - please give it your full attention and effort!

Snowflake Step 1
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Abecedarian Warmup: music makers

Quick Write: Think of books you’ve read – either by choice or for school – and consider which books you liked/loved vs. books you disliked/hated. What do you LIKE in books that you read? What in a book will make you walk away?

Today we made posters about novels - what they are, what makes a good one, and what makes a bad one - in groups. This is not an activity that needs to be made up. Afterward, we went down to the computer lab and did an activity in preparation for NaNoWriMo; the assignment and necessary files are attached. It is due next time.
Assignment
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Worksheet
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Abecedarian Warmup: types of plants

Quick Write: An eponym is when something gets named after a person. Watch this video (you have to scroll down a bit) for a fun musical explanation. Brainstorm things – good or bad, serious or silly – that could turn YOU into an eponym. If your last name is already an eponym (like "grant" or "Gibson"), you can make up a new one for your name, use your first name, or use your mother’s maiden name or another family name.

Today  we wrote eponym origins. Please read the attachment for more information. This is due next time we meet.
Eponym Assignment
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WARMUP: An A-z list of "things that can be deadly"

QUICK WRITE: An in-depth physical description of a living person in the room

NOTES: "Connotation" is the cultural, rather than the literal, meaning of a word. Similar to euphemism, it can be used to color a description either positively or negatively without outwardly stating an opinion.

DAILY GOALS:
  1. Make sure that your "story starter" assignment is submitted to my digital inbox or in person.
  2. Pick one of the provided photographs (see below) and write an in-depth description of that person (using connotation and action to describe when possible) in a positive light, as if they were someone you liked or loved. DO NOT directly or overtly state an opinon of this person. This should be about 1/3 to 1/2 of a page typed.
  3. In the same document, and using the same picture, write an in-depth description of that person in a negative light, as if they were someone who disliked or hated. Again, DO NOT directly or overtly state an opinion.
  4. To the end of this document, add your detailed description of an object or place that you wrote on the 6th. Submit the document to the digital inbox, naming the file LASTNAME DESCRIPTION (ex: Baker Description.doc)

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