Lesson Plans
College Prep Writing 3rd Q 07.08 Lesson Plans
Week: 01/21/2008 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
No school--staff workshops
Intro to class--objectives: papers, grammar, mechanics; rules, grading, journals

The Essay--a nice definition by Aldous Huxley: the three "poles"--personal/autobiographical, objective/particular, abstract/universal; read Cosby's "The Baffling Question" and Wolfe's "The Right Stuff"; list support for deciding which of the "poles" the two essays fall into
The Essay--the three "poles": read McPhee's "The Pines" and Bradbury's "Summer Rituals"; list support for deciding which of the "poles" the essay falls into

student's past experience writing essays: exposition of literary analysis, satisfying the requirements of the state writing test
The descriptive essay--purpose in "The Pines" in "Summer Rituals"; attacking the senses; list details from the essays that attack the senses.

Read "Grandma's House"; list ideas for a discussion of purpose in the story
The descriptive essay--purpose in "Grandma's House"

The 6+1 evaluation scheme

The descriptive essay--prewriting strategies