For the first day of class today, students completed and submitted a writing sample. Then we reviewed and discussed the course norms, including signing up for Remind.com reminders. Students also signed up for Google Classroom which we will use extensively this semester. We finished by discussing Billy Collins’s poem, “Introduction to Poetry,” talking about paraphrasing, Collins’s message, and the three main tools of the poet.
This class will be an opportunity for you to express yourself creatively through writing. You will get a chance to try many different genres of writing and practice the writing process. You will get to help others improve their writing, and the favor will be returned to you with your own writing. By the end of the class, you will develop a portfolio of your best, most polished work.
Note: I teach two sections of this class on different days. When possible, I will use the same entry for both Red and Gold days. When impossible, I will post a separate summary for each day.