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English 301 Spring 2016

Schedule

Week 1
W Jan 20th Introductions and course discussion, writing
Week 2
M Jan 25th 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

W Jan 27th Read: 1-133 in Lives on the Boundary and Chapter 13 in Grammar to Enrich Discuss: I,
Writer

Week 3
M Feb 3 Writing Day- Class Will not Meet
W Feb 5 Due: Draft of I, Writer. Discuss: peer workshop effectiveness and assessment,
workshop, I, Writer part II, reading journals, book club
Week 4
M Feb 8 Snow Day
W Feb 10 Due: Reading Journal (on Lives on the Boundary) and I, Writer essay Read: to the
end of Lives on the Boundary and Read: Grammar to Enrich chapters 1 & 2 Discuss: Reading
Week 5
M Feb 15 Presidents Day No Class
W Feb 17 Due: Reading Journal (on Iser and Friere), I Writer Part II (bring notes to share oral
report) Read: Iser and Friere handouts Discuss: reading, First Book Club Meeting
Week 6
M Feb 22 Due: Reading Journal (On Rosenblatt and Smith) Read: Rosenblatt and Smith
handouts Discuss: Reading , Second Book Club Meeting
W Feb 24 Third Book Club Meeting Discuss: in-class exercise
Week 7
M Feb 29 Due: Book Club Presentation Work Day Discuss: midterm portfolio and book club
journal cover letter

W Mar 2 Due: Book Club Presentation Work Day and In Class Midterm

Week 8 Spring Break


Week 9
M Mar 14 Book Club Presentation Workday- Class Will not Meet
W Mar 16 Due: Midterm Portfolios and Book Club Presentations

Week 10
M Mar 21 Snow Day
W Mar 23 Due: Reading Journal (on BWM and WBT) Read: Because Writing Matters 71-87
and Write Beside Them 208-237 Discuss: reading, I, Writing Scholar Due: Reading Journal
(on Sommers)
Week 11
M Mar 28 Read: Skim Massachusetts State Frameworks for language arts (link in readings
section of website) , Nancy Sommers Responding to Student Writing Discuss: Assessing
student writing, reading, I, Writing Scholar group work
W Mar 30 Due: : I, Writing Scholar for workshop and 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 12
M Apr 4 Due: : I, Writing Scholar and Reading Journal Read: Write Beside Them part 4,
Because Writing Matters part 3 Discuss: reading, I, Writing Teacher, group work on I, Writing
Scholar
W Apr 6 I Writing Scholar Group Work Day- Class will not meet.
Week 13
M Apr 11 Due: I, Writing Scholar presentations

W Apr 13 Due: Final Reading journal (on Why School) Read: Why School Discuss: reading
and Watch Take 20 in class

Week 14
M Apr 18 Patriots Day- No Class
W Apr 20 Class Cancelled for conferences
Week 15
M Apr 25 Read: Write Beside Them chapters 6,7,8 Due: I, Writing Teacher PresentationsWhole class workshop
W Apr 27 Read: Write Beside Them chapters 9 and 10 Due: I, Writing Teacher PresentationsWhole class workshop
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
M May 2 Due: Final Portfolio and cover letter to be written in class
Final Exam: