Lesson Plans
College Prep Writing 3rd Q 07.08 Lesson Plans
Week: 01/28/2008 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
Discuss evaluation of "Grandmother" essay using the Six Traits + 1 system

Writing Process--prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, publishing: definitions, examples of prewriting strategies (cluster, cubing, freewrite-loop, list, reporter's questions, brainstorming, classical invention)--read chapter 1 and read the handout on cubing; do none of the activities, but answer the question: for the descriptive essay, which pre-writing strategy might work best for you? (respond with a paragraph)

Another descriptive essay--

Purpose in the descriptive essay

Selecting a direction for the descriptive essay--two options: An Important/Favorite Place or A Family or Personal Ritual; scope of the assignment 1000 words

Prewriting descriptive essay

The essay structure--intro, body, conclusion: review definitions; intro hooking strategies: question, image, amazing fact, quotation, anecdote; concluding strategies: return to hook, return to thesis, summarize body, suggest a future, develop logical conclusion

Another descriptive essay--
Purpose in the descriptive essay

Drafting descriptive essay

One paragraph reading
Drafting descriptive essay

The apostrophe--for contractions, for some rare plurals, to show possession; definitions, exercise
Peer evaluation using six traits + 1

The apostrophe--exercise

Revision of descriptive essay