1) Personalize your journal--creativity counts 2)What Makes Me Me--You will write about who you are, the values you have, your personality, your hopes and dreams, whatever you like about yourself. In may be in any style you choose, poetry, essay, graphic novel, you can even upload a song/rap you write. you can even make a Voki or animation--as long as it has words ;)
3) Choose One: a-- I Am Poem b--Map of Life: Draw a stylized map, beginning with your birth and ending with the present. Along the way, include little labels or diagrams of what you remember as important events, places, and people in your life. Keep all items in order, but leave enough space between individual items to fill in as you think of additional information. Write small since it must fit on ONEpage. You may use branching paths or a legend. c--Personal Alphabet: Browse through a dictionary, looking for adjectives to describe yourself. Know the meaning of the words you select and be able to explain how each word you've chosen fits you. Choose at least ONEadjective for each letter of the alphabet. Be sure you choose the adjective form of words. For example, “excite”is a verb and “excitable”is an adjective. “Exciting”is a participle so it can be used as an adjective...BUT“excitable”and “exciting”mean very different things.
Block Assignments Week 2:
1) Deck of 52:The enormously popular 52 Deckseries offers whimsically illustrated adventures and activities --52 Alternatives to TV, 52 Cheap Dates, 52 Relaxing Rituals, 52 Thingsto Do in a Museum, 52 Great Books, 52 Romantic Films, 52 Adventures in Chicago (or LA or our town), etc. Create your own concept for a deck and come up with a working list of what will be on each card. You may collaborate with up to three more people on this, maybe even dividing the deck into four suits like playing cards. 2) Choose any two of these one page projects: a--Lessons I Learned After It Was Too Late: It seems that we always learn the most important lessons the hard way, usually when it’s too late, when we’ve already made our big mistakes. Look back over your life and write approximately a PAGEon the lessons you learned after it was too late. b--Metamorphosis: Make a list of objects, places, ideas that could stand for your younger self, symbols for the way you used to be. Then make a contrasting list that could stand for your current self, symbols that represent the way you are now. Sort of an “I used to be...but now I am...”kind of chart. Use these contrasting LISTSto write a FREE VERSE POEM, of at least 20 lines, on your transformation. c: Synectics d-- Unfinished Sentences e-- A Day in the Life: Write about a part of your life as if it were a passage froma novel. Refer to yourself in the THIRD PERSON--not “I woke up”but rather “she woke up. " Exaggerate, elaborate, and prevaricate if you wish --there’s truth to be found in fiction, too.