Lesson Plans
College Prep Writing 2nd Q 13.14 Lesson Plans
Week: 10/21/2013 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
Intro to class

Personal experience narrative--definition: read handouts (Huxley, anonymous): what do their definitions have in common; example: "The Death of the Moth", highlight: story/plot (red), reflection (blue), background/description (green), what's the "great general[ization]" the "universal truth"

Seniors on field trip--no class

Personal experience narrative--discuss "The Death of the Moth": favorite parts, theme, plot/conflict, the breakdown of story/plot and reflection and background/description;

discuss the commonalities between "The Personal Essay" and Huxley's piece on essays: theme is important, a personal experience narrative is not an account;

the purpose of a personal experience narrative: to pass on a lesson, to sort out what happened, to "self-analyze" feelings, to impress; read 14-22, note the author's purpose, the author's theme, note the breakdown again: story/plot, reflection, description/background (not unlike the book's "well-told story" and "vivid description" and "significance"

Apostrophe--the reasons: show absence of letters in contraptions and number in years, (rarely) indicate plurals, and show possession: singular--add apostrophe s, plural that ends in s: add apostrophe, plural that doesn't: add apostrophe s, exercise

Personal experience narrative--review purpose, review Brandt: purpose, story/plot-description/background-reflection breakdown

Narrative prose--figurative language: metaphor, simile, personification: raw creativity; in Woolfe: rooks/knots, life/bead; read "Great-Grandfather's Crutches", find the examples of figurative language, label them, find them in Brandt and Woolfe, discuss how well or not well they work

Apostrophe--review exercise, problems: showing non-possessing nouns and verbs as possessing with apostrophe--Three cakes' sat in the bakery's windows. Hank tries' hard to eat healthily.

Apostrophe--review definitions, with indefinite and possessive personal pronouns, review ex.

Narrative prose--review figurative language in Woolfe, Brandt, and Hannan

Personal experience narrative--read "An American Childhood" do 27-7, where does Dillard "elevate" the piece to make it "universal," more significant? Respond with paragraph(s), MLA formatted--evaluation criteria, locate and defend spot(s), clear prose, mechanics