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Wrapping up our Reading of Gilgamesh

Hi class!  Let’s start by comparing and contrasting these two flood stories.

To spice things up, I’m going to number you off into six groups.  In your groups, you will need a whiteboard and a couple of Expo markers. 34 more words



Went to the Biblioteca Publica in San Miguel and stopped by the bookstore to look at yet another fantastic mural, covering walls and the ceiling. I had to have a picture of that, so I set down my water and my bag next to the bottom shelf and my eyes caught: A WRITER’S NOTEBOOK.   180 more words


The Story of the Flood Continued

Happy Monday class!  Take a few minutes to review your notebook entry from Friday and refresh your memory on the Epic of Gilgamesh’s “Story of the Flood.” 88 more words


The Story of the Flood

WN #4
Read “The Story of the Flood” (pgs. 23-26).  As you do, complete the following in your notebooks:

* write the plot line (in list form) 60 more words


Blogging Basics: Day One

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WN #8: A “given” first line (from William Kittredge)

Begin a story with the line: Where were you last night?

Write for five minutes.

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Digital Citizenship

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WN #7: Senses Exploration

Practice utilizing all the five senses in your writing: see, hear, feel, taste, smell.  Write for five minutes…

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Happy Birthday, Tolstoy: Benefits of Part-Time Authorship

Today would’ve been Leo Tolstoy’s 186th birthday. Anyone who had dabbled in writing craft probably knows his line about the uniqueness of unhappy families (which I referenced in my prior post) but his cynical side also extended to his own profession as a writer. 223 more words

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