English 301 Fall 2013 Schedule

Week 1 Wed Sept 4 Introductions and course discussion, writing Fri Sept 6 Due: Please read and bring any short article that you can easily locate written in the past year that deals with any aspect of education, the classroom, teaching, teachers, or student populations. Discuss: reading

Week 2 Mon Sept 9 Read: 1-133 in Lives on the Boundary Discuss: I, Writer Wed Sept 11 Read: Chapter 13 in Grammar to Enrich Discuss: Bookclub Fri Sept 13 Due: Draft of I, Writer. Discuss: peer workshop effectiveness and assessment, workshop I, Writer, reading journals (One Pagers)

Week 3 Mon Sept 16 Class Cancelled Wed Sept 18 Due: Reading Journal (on Lives on the Boundary), I, Writer Read: to the end of Lives on the Boundary. Discuss: Reading, I, Writer part II Fri Sept 20

Week 4 Mon Sept 23 Due: Reading Journal (on Grammar to Enrich ch 13, 1, 2) Read: Grammar to Enrich chapters 1 & 2 Discuss: First Book Club Meeting Wed Sept 25 Due: Reading Journal (on Iser) and I, Writer Part II (bring notes and oral report) Discuss: oral reports Read: Iser handout (in readings on website) Discuss: reading Second Book Club Meeting Fri Sept 27 Due: Second Book Club Meeting and Reading Journal (On Rosenblatt and Smith) Read: Rosenblatt and Smith handouts (in readings on website) Discuss: Reading

Week 5 Mon Sept 30 Third Book Club Meeting Wed Oct 2 Due: Reading Journal (On Friere) Read: Friere handout (in readings on website) Discuss: in-class exercise, book club journal cover letter Fri Oct 4 Due: finish in class activity from Wed and be ready to read out loud. Final Book Club Meeting (work on presentations)

Week 6 Mon Oct 7 Book Club Presentation Workday Discuss: Midterm Portfolio Wed Oct 9 Due: Book Club Presentations Fri Oct 11 Due: Book Club Presentations

Week 7 Mon Oct 14 No classes Columbus Day Wed Oct 16 Fri Oct 18 Due: Midterm Portfolio- cover letter to be written in class

Week 8 Mon Oct 21 Due: Reading Journal (on BWM and WBT) Read: Because Writing Matters 71-87 and Write Beside Them 208-237 Discuss: reading, I, Writing Scholar Wed Oct 23 Due: Reading Journal (on Sommers) Read Nancy Sommers Responding to Student Writing Discuss: Assessing student writing, reading, I, Writing Scholar Fri Oct 25 Read: Skim Massachusetts State Frameworks for language arts (link in readings section of website) and Continue work with Sommers

Week 9 Mon Oct 28 Due: I, Writing Scholar for workshop Discuss: Group work for I, Writing Scholar

Wed Oct 30 Due: I, Writing Scholar, Reading Journal (WBT and BWM) Read: Write Beside Them chapters 1 and 2, Because Writing Matters chapters 1 and 2 Discuss: Reading, Group Work on I, Writing Scholar Fri Nov 1 Due: Reading Journal Read: Write Beside Them part 4, Because Writing Matters part 3 Discuss: reading, I, Writing Teacher, group work on I, Writing Scholar

Week 10 Mon Nov 4 Due: I, Writing Scholar Group Presentations Wed Nov 6 Due: I, Writing Scholar Group Presentations Fri Nov 8 Due: Reading Journal Read: excerpt from St. Martin’s Guide to Teaching Writing and Selfe Toward New Media Text

Week 11 Mon Nov 11 No classes Veteran’s Day Wed Nov 13 Monday class schedule Due: Reading Journal (on WBT and GTE) Read: Write Beside Them chapter 11, Assigned Section in Grammar to Enrich Discuss: Reading, Teaching Philosophy Fri Nov 15 Watch Take 20 in class

Week 12 Mon Nov 18 Due: Final Reading journal (on Why School) Read: Why School Discuss: reading Wed Nov 20 16Read: Write Beside Them chapters 6,7,8 Due: I, Writing Teacher PresentationsWhole class workshop Fri Nov 22 Read: Write Beside Them chapters 9 and 10 Due: I, Writing Teacher PresentationsWhole class workshop

Week 13 Mon Nov 25 Due: I, Writing Teacher Presentations-Whole class workshop

Wed Nov 27 Due: I, Writing Teacher Presentations-Whole class workshop Fri Nov 29 No class Thanksgiving Break

Week 14 Mon Dec 2 Discuss: Final Portfolio Wed Dec 4 Class Cancelled for conferences Fri Dec 6 Class Cancelled for conferences

Week 15 Mon Dec 9 Final Portfolio Work Day- drafts of teaching philosophy and I. Writing Teacher for workshop Wed Dec 11 Due: Final Portfolio- cover letter to be written in class

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