Lesson Plans
College Prep Writing 2nd Q 14.15 Lesson Plans
Week: 10/20/2014 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
Class intro--objectives/common core standards; grading: papers major and minor; quizzes: comma use, avoiding passive voice/progressive tense, the apostrophe; notebook: daily dated summary, twice weekly response to class; rules Write narratives and other creative texts to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well- structured event sequences.
a. Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation and its significance, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters; create a smooth progression of experiences or events.
b. Use literary and narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, rhythm, repetition, rhyme, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
c. Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole and build toward a particular tone and outcome (e.g., a sense of mystery, suspense, growth, or resolution).
d. Use precise words and phrases, telling details, figurative and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.
e. Provide a conclusion (when appropriate to the genre) that follows from and reflects on what is experienced, observed, or resolved over the course of the narrative or creative text. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Intro to first major writing--personal experience, driven by the moment, delivering a point; contains setting, character, point of view, plot/conflict; compelling reading, vivid, meaningful, significant; think about options: due tomorrow--three moments

Writing sample: read the inside cover, p.p. 1-12, focus on the quotes from writers, choose one that's most important, inspiring, etc.; select one quote and say why it's meaningful (p)

No class--Football playoffs

Type writing sample

See Monday

More on the personal experience: read p.p. 14-18; narration: dealing with time/tense, read 615-627, do ex. 14.4, 14.6, 14.10

Review p.p. 14-18: basic features: story, vivid, significant; purpose: to make sense, impress, satisfy, make understandable, come to terms, entertain, confront, relive, rationalize; audience; review narration p.p.615-627, the exercises

Read Dillard ("Living Like Weasels"), the figurative language), the transcendent moments, the significance

Description--naming, detailing, comparing: characteristics--what's a human: list characteristics, what's an object: list characteristics, what's an emotion--make a checklist; the senses--make a checklist; read p.p. 628-630 do ex. 15.1, use the check list to show what characteristics, emotions, senses you included

Description--Type 15.1 paper, turn in with lists; enroll at St. Martin's--http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/theguide/default.asp?uid=0&rau=0

Personal experience--read 23-27, do 26/5; read Dillard ("An American Childhood"), what's the transcendent moment; discuss topics from Monday