Hello My Undaunted 7th Graders!
Today in class we explored some passages from the book Spilling Ink, by Ellen Potter and Anne Mazer, and you each signed the Writer's Permission Slip which allows you to write anything you want within our Creative Writing Journals.
Towards that end, we set up our class Creative Writing Journals, and talked about the process of creativity and how first drafts of writing aren't always great. In fact, often a first draft of what we write is the complete opposite of great, and it's only through revision that our writing grows.
But within that time of creative space--where we let all our ideas out onto the page--we can finds some gems and possibilities.
I loved watching you each set up your journals, as well as tape your permission slips to the inside cover. And great job on your first Quick Write of the year!
Our word of the day today is UNDAUNTED, which means determined, unafraid to move forward. And example of the word in a sentence is: After my car accident, for a while I was NOT undaunted about driving again; but over time, I eventually became undaunted about driving once more!
And for homework tonight, respond to the following question using the "Comments" feature right here on this blog post. (Remember to include your name!)
In your opinion, what is the purpose of writing? WHY DO WE WRITE?