Welcome to Cre8tive Havoc

The Motherblog for the students in room 2B1 at Sturgeon Heights Collegiate.

Free Reading Fridays

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” -Lemony Snicket

A BYOD Classroom

All devices welcomed!

Newspaper Blackout Poetry

"Creativity through subtraction" -Austin Kleon.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Creative Advice via Austin Kleon

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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Log Book Challenge

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Never assume that your day to day life wouldn't be on interest to others! Case in point, in April 2012, 9 year old Martha Payne started a blog where she posted photos of her school lunch. Little did she know that she was joining a world wide revolution to improve school lunches that would lead to Africa and connect her with celebrities like Jamie Oliver.

See her blog here--->http://neverseconds.blogspot.ca/

With that in mind, we take advice from Austin Kleon and his book "Steal Like an Artist"-- for the next month we will be keeping daily log entires.  The content of the entries is up to you!  Track your mood, the weather, what you watched on TV, what you read, what you ate, your successes, your failures, your work schedule, your pratice schedul, your outfit of the day. . . . Wait are you waiting for? Get writing!

Creativity Through Subtraction

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Our next writing project involves "Creativity through Subtraction"

Here's two videos to give some background:

A sample of Austin Kleon's Blackout Poetry:
Creative Writing 101- By Austin Kleon

Some links to explore:

So here we go!
  • You are going to create a trio of Newspaper Blackout Poetry.
  • All poems in the trio must relate to one another through a common theme.
  • Each poem must have a title.
Ready, set, blackout!

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Quickwrite #2- Choose Your Own

Post the specifc/entire link to your digital quickwrite here: in the comments.

Quickwrite #1- Robot

Post the specifc/entire link to your digital quickwrite here: in the comments.

Digital Quickwrites

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Reading Assignment #5

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Create 15 Tweets from the perspective of a main character in the novel you are reading.  Be sure to use the voice, language, and tone of the character you have selected.  Remember that you are not simply re-telling plot- but rather showing the characters thoughts/emotions/opinions, and as they relate to the plot and the world of the novel.

Use some of the hashtags listed below to help inspire your Tweets:


All 15 tweets must be ready for tomorrow, as you will be posting them on your blog!

Happy writing!

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Six Word Memoirs De-brief

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Please provide paragraph length answers (5/6 sentences) for each of the following de-briefing questions:

What did I learn about storytelling?

Where did I show my knowledge about using storytelling skills?

What did I learn as a reader, writer, thinker, storyteller?

**Post your answers on BOTH on your blog, and in the comment section below!!

**2) E-mail each of your finished 8 "Six Word Memoirs" to the class Flickr account: not48effect@photos.flickr.com