November 5: B Day

1. Students had the opportunity to finish their writer’s workshops.

2. Students received Beginnings and Endings (W4), which they began using to revise 2 beginnings and 1 ending of a chapter. Students should also use this to help them come up with a title.

3. “Not to Be”: Students received G2 – “Not To Be”: Using Strong Verbs in Writing. We then made revisions to our memoirs based on G2.

HW: Finish revising your memoir by Friday. This includes removing 10% of your “to be” verbs and replacing them with strong verbs, adding 2 new beginnings to your chapters you’ve already written, and 1 new ending. Print and turn in final draft to box. All rough drafts and your revision Cover Sheet should be brought to class.

Finish reading your memoir book (Caged Bird, Color of Water, Black Boy, Bad Boy) by Monday. We will have a class discussion using the book as evidence next week.