Lesson Plans
College Composition 3rd Q 11.12 Lesson Plans
Week: 01/02/2012 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
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Monday:
Winter break--no school



Tuesday:
Winter break--no school



Wednesday:
An overview of the course--the syllabus, the genre the students will write, evaluation criteria, journals, journal evaluation criteria, homework; email me

Attitudes towards writing--read p.p. 8-12 (including exercises). During the reading you encounter 17 quotations from various authors. Review them and select one that has particular meaning to you, a perspective you admire or disdain, a notion you relate to. Write at least a page in response


Thursday:
Attitudes towards writing--review reading from Tuesday; which quotation selected

Writing an experience--place, character, event/conflict, voice, theme: the stuff of experience/narrative (the narrative elements); example--read "Calling Home" (p.p. 19-22); after reading focus on paragraphs 3-6, list the verbs, list three alternatives for any three (nine new ones total), why do you think Brandt chose this event to write about? what is compelling? respond with at least half a page


Friday:
Writing an experience--voice and character: the choices an author makes--connotation/denotation; word choices from "Calling Home", do ex. 118 "Word Choice," ex. 255 "Appropriate Words," ex. 254 "Exact Words" (St Martin's website (http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/theguide/default.asp?s=&n=&i=&v=&o=&ns=0&uid=0&rau=0); email responses, due Sunday 9:00pm

Review the response to "Calling Home" from Wednesday; the text divides the story into colors: story, description, significance: what narrative elements do they correspond to?

Writing an experience--read from "An American Childhood", list three spots where Dillard reveals voice with the choices she makes, list three spots where Dillard reveals character with the choices she makes



 
 
 
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