Lesson Plans
College Prep Writing 3rd Q 02.03 Lesson Plans
Week: 02/17/2003 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
No school--Presidents' Day
Conciseness--reduction, eliminating redundancy; definition, example; ex. (handout from "Effective English").
Definition essay--reivew the evaluation rubric; read "The Dropout", p.p. 119-120, "Writing Essays"; use the rubric to evaluate the essay.
Conciseness--parallel problems: ex. (handout from "Effective English").
Due Wednesday, Febrary 26--reflections on the personal experience narrative: what about the work is good? what's not? what about the process (listing, clustering, drafting, revision, drafting, revision, drafting) worked? what didn't.
Conciseness--parallel problems: ex. (handout from "Warriner's).
Definition essay--guidlines/evaluation criteria; definition, example; read "Let Us Prey", p.p. 127-129, "Writing Essays"; evaluate the paper in a few paragraphs using the guidelines.
Quiz on conciseness--no redundancy, writing reduced, no parallel problems.
List 20 topics for expository essay of definition, select one; write "classical invention" prewriting notes: definition, relationship, comparison, circumstance, testimony (see p. 9, "Writing Essays").