English 9/10 – Monday, September 30th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #8:  “Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?” by Prince EA.  Intro to writing for Long Way Down with 4 options.

See handouts for poetry from Long Way Down. 


  1. My Name Is:
    1. Step 1 – mirror the poem – make it about YOU
    2. Step 2 – in a loose “essay” tell the reader who you are
  2. The Rules:
    1. Step 1 – mirror poems w/ your own rules for ________
    2. Step 2 – follow w/ either an “essay” that expands on these – OR – a story that incorporates your rules
  3. Things That Happen: 1. Screaming 2. Sirens 3. Questions
    1. Step 1 – adapt/mirror poems
    2. Step 2 – story that incorporates it (CAN be fictional)
  4. People:  Who would be on your elevator?  (alive or dead) Who, from your life, would show up?  CHOOSE 1 of 2 pages
    1. Step 1 – mirror the poems w/ YOUR 3 people
    2. Step 2 – follow with “essay” or story

To Do:

  • CHOOSE an option for your writing
  • Read something!
  • Finish setting up Dropbox and sharing folders

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