PROJECT 4: WRITERS TEACHING WRITIN
So far, we’ve practiced arguing persuasively, analyzing the persuasive discourse of others,and written persuasively about texts. This final assignment asks you to teach next year’sclass some of what you have learned. You will create a lesson through which to teach oneof the major topics we have explored this term. These topics include:
How to take a persuasive stand through your writing.
How to analyze rhetorical appeals to pathos.
How to analyze rhetorical appeals to ethos.
How to argue persuasively for your interpretation of a text.
How to craft a strong thesis statement.
How to organize an essay effectively.
How to make truly significant, thoroughgoing, and effective revisions.You may create a lesson on another writing-related topic from class, but you must clearthat topic with me first.I will post your lessons on The Rhetoric Rewritten (http://rerhet.blogspot.com/ ), an onlinehandbook for students learning to write.
what to include in your lesson
Be as imaginative as you can when designing your lessons, but be sure that each oneincludes the following:
A clear and complete definition of the relevant concept (or concepts).
Specific, step-by-step “how to” instructions.
A detailed illustration of how you used the concept in one of your own projects for class.
An original assignment for your students, so that they can learn by doing.Your lessons should aim to be self-contained. That is, you should feel confident thatsomeone who completes your lessons online (i.e., without you in the room to guide them)will have learned how to do what you set out to teach them.
By noon on Monday, July 19, please post a 300–400-word
for your lesson toBlackboard. Your proposal should (1) describe the assignment portion of the lesson youplan and (2) explain why you believe this assignment will effectively teach your audience.By noon on Wednesday, July 21, please post a 200–300-word
response to each of yourassigned partners’ proposals
. Each response should consist of concrete recommendationsfor the further development of your partner’s idea: How can s/he revise the assignment tomake it serve more effectively as a teaching tool?Partner assignments are on Blackboard, in the Module 4 folder.