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Week 1 TR Sept 6 Introductions and course discussion, writing Week 2 T Sept 11 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
R Sept 13 Read: 1-133 in Lives on the Boundary and Chapter 13 in Grammar to Enrich Discuss: I,
Writer, book club
Week 3 T Sept 18 Due: Draft of I, Writer. Discuss: peer workshop effectiveness and assessment, workshop I, Writer, reading journals TR Sept 20 Due: Reading Journal, I, Writer Read: to the end of Lives on the Boundary. Discuss: Reading, I, Writer part II Week 4 T Sept 25 Due: I, Writer Part II (bring notes and oral report) Read: Grammar to Enrich chapters 1 & 2 Discuss: oral reports and reading, First Book Club Meeting TR Sept 27 Due: Reading Journal (on Grammar to Enrich ch 13, 1, 2) Discuss: reading, Second Book Club Meeting Week 5 T Oct 2 Due: Reading Journal Read: Iser handout (in readings on website) Discuss: Reading TR Oct 4 Due: Reading Journal Read: Rosenblatt and Smith handout (in readings on website) Discuss: Reading , Third Book Club Meeting
Week 6 T Oct 9 Due: Reading Journal Read: Friere handout (in readings on website) Discuss: inclass exercise, midterm portfolio, book club journal cover letter TR Oct 11 Due: finish in class activity from Tuesday and be ready to read out loud. FInal Book Club Meeting (work on presentations)
Week 7 T Oct 16 Book Club Presentation workday TR Oct 18 Due: Book Club Presentations
Week 8 T Oct 23 Due: midterm portfolio- cover letter to be written in class TR Oct 25 Due: Reading Journal Read: Because Writing Matters 71-87 and Write Beside Them 208-237 Discuss: reading, I, Writing Scholar Week 9 T Oct 30 School Closed TR Nov 1 Due: Reading Journal Read: Skim Massachusetts State Frameworks for language arts (link in readings section of website) , Nancy Sommers Responding to Student Writing and excerpt from St. Martin’s Guide to Teaching Writing. Discuss: Assessing student writing, reading, I, Writing Scholar Week 10 T Nov 6 Due: I, Writing Scholar for workshop Discuss: Group work for I, Writing Scholar TR Nov 8 Due: I, Writing Scholar, Reading Journal Read: Write Beside Them chapters 1 and 2, Because Writing Matters chapters 1 and 2 Discuss: Reading, Group Work on I, Writing Scholar Week 11 T Nov 13 Due: Reading Journal Read: Write Beside Them part 4, Because Writing Matters part 3 Discuss: reading, group work on I, Writing Scholar TR Nov 15 Due: I Writing Scholar Presentations and reading journal Read: excerpt from St. Martin’s Guide to Teaching Writing and Selfe Toward New Media Text Week 12
T Nov 20 Due: I Writing Scholar Presentations and Reading Journal Read: Write Beside Them chapter 11, Assigned Section in Grammar to Enrich Discuss: Reading, TR Nov 22- No class Thanksgiving Break Week 13 T Nov 27 Discuss: Watch Take 20 in class, I Writing Teacher TR Nov 29 Due: Final Reading journal Read: Why School Discuss: reading, Teaching Philosophy , sign up for week 14 conferences.
Week 14- conference week- At some point this week you must meet with me for a ten minute conference in my office to discuss your final portfolios and presentations. T Dec 4 Read: Write Beside Them chapters 6,7,8 Due: I, Writing Teacher Presentations-Whole class workshop/round table discussion TR Dec 6 Read: Write Beside Them chapters 9 and 10 Due: I, Writing Teacher PresentationsWhole class workshop/ round table discussion
NOTE: There are no reading journals due for this reading. This is all material from Kittle that gives specific ideas on how to create assignments to teach students to write in different genres. Reading this material can only help you plan your assignments. Some aspect of the reading will be involved in each day's workshop.
Week 15 T Dec 11 Due: Final Portfolio Final Exam: Thursday December 20th 8:00-10:00 Final Presentations