Tues: Go over syllabus and introductions; look over homework reading--skim together; prepare for the writing process lecture
Thurs: The Writing Process -- the basics; answer any questions from the lecture; practice writing
In-class journal: What are your biggest hangups with writing? How do you approach writing assignments? What has worked for you and what has not? We will then share them in class.
Tues: Introduce the narrative; read in-class narrative
Thurs:Parts of speech, finding subjects and verbs to avoid run-ons and fragments; start playing The Uncle Who Works for Nintendo
Tues: Practice more subject/verb exercises? Go over topics and outline.
Homework: Bring in your first paragraph of your narrative. Thursday:
Agenda and Homework
Tues: Bring in your draft to the computer lab.
Thursday: Computer lab
Tues: Editing; grammar issues?
Thurs: Getting your narrative ready for peer-review
Homework: Revise your essay according to the conference and bring a fresh copy to class on Tuesday.
Tues:Go over more examples with dialogue; create a story as a class
Thurs: More exercises with the comma
Homework: Read R - 1 (357-369) and read over P-1 through 10 (287-330)
Final narrative due Tuesday; upload on Turnitin.com, and bring peer-review and signed English Lab draft
Tues: More exercises with punctuation; begin reading "Me Generation"
Thurs: Editing exercises; go over profile topic ideas further; discuss interviews more
Tues: Find sources on the library database; cite them correctly
Thurs: Summarize one of your sources
Spring break! The week of March 5th
What to bring to your conference:
1. A Working Thesis
2. An Outline
3. Preliminary Research in a Works Cited page (MLA Formatting)
4. The interview or observation (or at least the questions and a summary of who you plan to interview or the plan for the observation)
During the week of the conferences in comp. we will be working on these assignments in the computer lab; you will have the conferences on Tuesday with all your work.
Thurs: No class, Teacher out
Tues: Thesis statements continued; look at examples
Thurs: Look at a list of research ideas and analyze; editing exercises
Homework: Write a working thesis and three possible topics you can cover
Tues: Work on thesis in class and share; find three sources
Thurs: Start writing one paragraph
Continue working on annotations; summary exercises and paraphrasing exercises
Tues: Grammar exercises
Thurs: Make up day?
Tues: More editing exercises
Thurs: MLA upclose; cite numerous souces and edit each others
Tues: Final reflection done in class
Thurs: Open conferencing, bring checklist to my office or email me; Essay due May 2nd
Last day of class is May 7th; You must turn in the final reflection on May 7th