Lesson Plans
College Prep Writing 1st Q 05.06 Lesson Plans
Week: 08/29/2005 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
No school.
No school--faculty workshop.
No school--faculty workshop.
Intro to class--goals, rules. Discuss education process/responsibilities.

Reading log instructions: weekly reading on student selected issue; log responses--who wrote the piece, the name of the article, the name of the magazine, the date of the issue, the pages upon which the article appears, what's the author's purpose for writing, what's the author's position/attitude, what evidence is there for the statement, what points/argurments does the author make, what evidence does the author offer for the points/arguements, what are 10 words key to understanding the piece, what did the student learn, what's the students reaction--does the author make an effective case. List issues on board; select an issue; move to library to find the weekly article--due Tuesday.

Review prewriting strategies. Using any one (Listing/Brainstorming, Classical Invention, Clustering, Freewriting/Looping, Cubing, Reporter's Formula), select any topic on p. 21, then select one of the prewriting activities--generate two pages of material.
Description--the qualities of life: an object, a person, a place, an event: break into groups; each group lists the qualites of one.

Select one of the paintings; list details/qualities.

Folder design.

Audience/tone--review definitions; what are some tones, what kinds of language exist; do activities 3-4, p.p. 25-26.

Topic sentence writing; write a paragraph of description on the painting.