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Daily (Weekly) Agenda – ENC 1101

M 9/5 – F 9/9
- Group Grammar Presentation Workshop
No homework assigned.
*Check for grammar presentation materials.
*Sign up for grammar presentations.
- Notes: Attacking the Prompt (see attached PowerPoint presentation)
Attacking the Prompt activity: Writing prompts are descriptions of
situations to interest student in a topic and encourage them to write about
it in a thoughtful and creative way. Effective writing prompts include two
basic components: a situation and directions.
- The situation presents the general topic students are to write about.
- The directions describe a specific task students must complete as they
respond to the situation. The directions should be stated in a way that
encourages students to share their knowledge and experience and
apply it to the situation presented.
Before creating your own writing prompt, consider:
• What you want the assignment to require the students to do. What
outcomes are most important? How can the assignment move
students closer to achieving the outcomes?
• What you want the assignment to do. What questions, in particular, do
you want your students to consider?
• Your students’ writing processes.
• If the prompt requires research, outline your research requirements.
• Once the outcomes are determined,
• Break the assignment down into specific tasks, goals, and
• Break the assignment down into specific questions.
• Provide context.
• Craft each sentence carefully. Consider the language employed.
• Be clear about what you don’t want.
• Be clear about the paper requirements.
• Try to rite (or at least to outline) the assignment yourself.
Extension: Create Your Own Writing Prompt


Exchange writing prompts with another group
Analyze that group’s writing prompt