Finishing Up Your Six Word Memoirs

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It seems we are coming to the end of our work with “6 Word Memoirs”, and that means that we need to finish polishing and editing, and publish them for the world to see! Exciting right? Ok, here’s what you need to know:

(1) You must have 8 of your “Six Word Memoirs” for publishing.

(2) E-mail each of your finished 8 “Six Word Memoirs” to the class Flickr account:
not48effect@photos.flickr.com

(3) Each of these 8 “Six Word Memoirs” must be posted as separate entry, on your blog by Tuesday, October 1rst.

(4) A “published” photo MUST HAVE a photography credit either on the picture or as a caption underneath the photo. You’ve take the photo yourself, you must have a photo credit.

(5) Each photo “Six Word Memoir” must have a Writer’s Note attached to it. The Writer’s Note is your opportunity to explain your process for writing the six words, as wells as how you selected the photo and how it connects to the six words. Each writer’s note must be 100 words in length.

Things to write about in your Writer’s Note:

(1) How does the image and the words fit together?
(2) What editing techniques did you performed on the photo? Why?
(3) How did you use punctuation to clarify your message?
(4) Discuss your font: color, style, placement. How was it appropriate for the text and image?

See postings below for examples and inspiration:
http://ateenreadersresource.blogspot.ca/2012/03/i-have-run-out-of-ideas-for-creative.html
http://captainxcabbage.blogspot.ca/2012/03/sixwordmemoir3.html
http://crizelyneve.blogspot.ca/2012/02/six-word-memoir-1.html#!/2012/02/six-word-memoir-1.html

Blog Fieldtrip!

One week ago, I warned you that you’d be getting visitors to your blog . . . At today it’s happening!  For today’s class you are going to be visiting your classmates blogs, exploring their posts, and contributing meaningful comments to things you find of intereste.  Remember, meaningful comments are meant to extend a conversation (no flirting, or empty cheerleading).  At the end of class, come back here to Cre8tive Havoc, and leave a comment on this post, discussing which blogs you visited, and what your comments. reactions were!

Here’s a list of your classmates blogs, now off you go:

 

Blog Fieldtrip!

One week ago, I warned you that you’d be getting visitors to your blog . . . At today it’s happening!  For today’s class you are going to be visiting your classmates blogs, exploring their posts, and contributing meaningful comments to things you find of intereste.  Remember, meaningful comments are meant to extend a conversation (no flirting, or empty cheerleading).  At the end of class, come back here to Cre8tive Havoc, and leave a comment on this post, discussing which blogs you visited, and what your comments. reactions were!

Here’s a list of your classmates blogs, now off you go:

 

Weekly Reading Assignment #3

This week, I would like you to share the text connections you found while reading during Friday’s class.  Use the headings down below to share two text connections that you found.  This week we are not using “Twitter” format, and as such you should be explaining your connections in a paragraph length response. 

Once you have posted your 2 text connections, you can spend the remainder of class time working on your blog for my first visit on Wednesday.

This Week’s Reading Strategy- Text Connections

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Research shows that effective readers all possess similar characteristics of “reading greatness”. Two such characteristics are:

They activate their background–they reflect on what they know before reading and  . . .

They connect that knowledge to the during and after stages of their reading experience. Below are three different types of connections:

 

Text to Self                              (t-s)
Connect your own experiences to something that has happened in the text.
“This reminds me of when I . . .”

Text to Text Connection                     (t-t)
Connect this text to other texts such as other novels, poems, short stories, and magazine articles.
“This is different/the same as another book I read. . .”

Text to World Connection                  (t-w)
Connect events or issues that have taken place in the world to what you are reading.

While reading, use post it notes to record the various types of text connections you experience.