About the author?


Hi! My name is Melvin Morales. I was raised in Moca, lived in the states from November 2001 through 2006. I studied in Texas state technical college before going back to Puerto Rico. I am currently Attending UPR Aguadilla in hopes to become a professional teacher.
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About my module:


My module is about creative writing.
1. Objectives:
  • Learn as much as I can about creative writing.
  • Learn more about technology in education.
  • Properly organize a class.

2. Skills covered
  • Writing skills
  • Speaking skills

3. Types of activities
  • Oral communication
  • Essays
  • Free writing
4. Programs used
  • Story bird
  • Java

5. Standards applied
  • W.12.3 Uses creative writing styles to produce poems and other literary forms.
  • NET.S
    • 1.Creativity and Innovation: Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
    • 2. Communication and Collaboration: Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
    • 3. Research and Information Fluency: Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
    • 4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making: Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
  • LoTi Level 2 - Exploration
    • At a Level 2 (Exploration) the instructional focus emphasizes content understanding and supports mastery learning and direct instruction. Teacher questioning and/or student learning focuses on lower levels of student cognitive processing (e.g., knowledge, comprehension) using the available digital assets.
    • Digital tools and resources are used by students for extension activities, enrichment exercises, or information gathering assignments that generally reinforce lower cognitive skill development relating to the content under investigation. There is a pervasive use of student multimedia products, allowing students to present their content understanding in a digital format that may or may not reach beyond the classroom.

Part I: Introduction to the topic of the module
What is creative writing?

This module is about creative writing. the purpose of this module is to help you explore your creative side. You will be asked to write, write, and write some more. In the end you will read some of what you have written in front of the class or in this case, the camera.

Creative writing is writing that expresses the writer's thoughts and feelings in an imaginative, often unique, and poetic way. Creative writing is guided more by the writer's need to express feelings and ideas than by restrictive demands of factual and logical progression of expository writing.
http://www.sil.org/lingualinks/literacy/ReferenceMaterials/glossaryofliteracyterms/WhatIsCreativeWriting.htm

Part II: Content of the module
Day one! What are we doing here?
What is creative writing?

Creative writing is writing that expresses the writer's thoughts and feelings in an imaginative, often unique, and poetic way. Creative writing is guided more by the writer's need to express feelings and ideas than by restrictive demands of factual and logical progression of expository writing. Here is a link on how to create the account.
http://www.sil.org/lingualinks/literacy/ReferenceMaterials/glossaryofliteracyterms/WhatIsCreativeWriting.htm

Pre-test!!!!! (Bonus 10 pts.)
I want you to think about the following questions.

  • what is creative writing?
  • How can I use it?
  • Am I a creative thinker?
  • What is creativity?

Go to the website http://creativewritingprompts.com/# and choose one writing prompt to your liking.
Instructions: write one to three paragraphs about your topic.
Requirements:
  • Minimum of five sentences per paragraph using a writing program such as: Microsoft word, wordpad, etc...
  • It should take less than one page,
  • Times new roman, font size twelve, double spaced.

    Send it to my email melvin.morales@upr.edu


Assignment: Story bird (20 pts)

Instructions: You will create a story using story bird.
Go to the website http://storybird.com/ and create an account by clicking on the "sign up" button. Fill out the information that is requiered to create the account.
http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?title=How_To_Create_A_StoryBird_Account&video_id=154646



Once you finish creating it, click on the youtube link below to learn how to create a story bird.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79f1DLtMt-w

Now that you understand how to do this, you will create a story bird. Publish it and sent it to me through email.melvin.morales@upr.edu

The requirements are:


  • A minimum of three sentences per slide.
  • Five to eight slides including title and ending.
  • At least one image per slide
  • No profanity

THIS ASSIGNMENT IS DUE ON THE FIFTH DAY OF CLASS!!!!!!



Day two! Information gathering.
Information: Here is a link to website which contains a definition and some writing tips of what is creative writing. Take whatever you can out of this information to help you. Focus on the "how to get started" & "Tips and tricks for beginners."



Assignment (20 pts.)
Topic: Future school


  • Instructions: write three to five paragraphs about the topic given.Requirements:
    • Minimum of five sentences per paragraph using a writing program such as: Microsoft word, wordpad, etc...
    • It should take about one page,
    • Times new roman, font size twelve, double spaced.
  • Send it to my email melvin.morales@upr.edu

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Day three! You are on your own.
Assignment (30 pts.)

I chose the topic for last class, now it is your turn to choose a topic.
Go to the website http://creativewritingprompts.com/# and choose one writing prompt to your liking or create your own.

Instructions: write three to five paragraphs about your topic.Requirements:

  • Minimum of five sentences per paragraph using a writing program such as: Microsoft word, wordpad, etc...
  • It should take about one page,
  • Times new roman, font size twelve, double spaced.

    Send it to my email melvin.morales@upr.edu


Rubric for written assignment.

Day four! Camera shy? Get over it.

Assignment (30 pts.)

Today, you, the student will create an essay just like last time but you will record your self reading the essay with a video camera and submitted to me.Do a good job and present yourself like the professional you will become.
Submit it to me for evaluation via email melvin.morales@upr.edu
Best of luck!



Day five! The bird that flew.


Assignment (20 pts.)

Submit the story bird, that I asked in the first day of class, through email and enjoy your Christmas vacation.
Email melvin.morales@upr.edu



Instructions: You will create a story using story bird.

Go to the website http://storybird.com/ and create an account by clicking on the "sign up" button. Fill out the information that is requiered to create the account. Once you finish creating it, click on the youtube link below to learn how to create a story bird.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79f1DLtMt-w



Now that you understand how to do this, you will create a story bird. Publish it and sent it to me through email.melvin.morales@upr.edu



The requirements are:

  • A minimum of three sentences per slide.
  • Five to eight slides including title and ending.
  • At least one image per slide
  • No profanity





Part III: Evaluation InformationRubric for written assignment.

Rubric for oral communication.
Rubric for story bird.




    • Part IV: Teacher’s Section


    • Specific PR Content Standards and National Education Technology Standards
      • W.12.3 Uses creative writing styles to produce poems and other literary forms.
      • NET.S
        • 1.Creativity and Innovation: Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
        • 2. Communication and Collaboration: Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
        • 3. Research and Information Fluency: Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
        • 4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making: Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
      • LoTi Level 2 - Exploration
        • At a Level 2 (Exploration) the instructional focus emphasizes content understanding and supports mastery learning and direct instruction. Teacher questioning and/or student learning focuses on lower levels of student cognitive processing (e.g., knowledge, comprehension) using the available digital assets.

          Digital tools and resources are used by students for extension activities, enrichment exercises, or information gathering assignments that generally reinforce lower cognitive skill development relating to the content under investigation. There is a pervasive use of student multimedia products, allowing students to present their content understanding in a digital format that may or may not reach beyond the classroom.

    • Credits and References