3/27 – Introduction to Contract Writing

Daily Warm Up: Write from the point of view of a character from a book or a movie.

As I’ve mentioned, each of our genre units are two weeks long.

  • Week 1: I offer you lots of handles on how to write in the genre as well as a chance to take baby steps in putting those things into practice.
  • Week 2: You use the skills we’ve discussed to develop a piece (or several pieces) of writing.

Since this is the first time through a Week 2 together, we’ll have a few minutes each day dedicated to talking about how writing days work.


Your Creative Writing Contract is the commitment you’re making about what you will write during Week 2. It also works like a TO DO List or a Checklist for what you have to get done by the end of the week.

Writing Day Structure

I begin and end our writing time, so you don’t need to worry about it, and I would ask you not to stop it until I do.

I only allow music and headphones during writing time for students who have IEP or 504 Plans for anxiety.

If you’d like to talk with me, write your name on the board under “Conferences.” We’ll talk more about conferences tomorrow.

We’ll avoid peer conferences until later in the week, so for M-W, concentrate on getting yourself into that writing bubble.





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