Lesson Plans
College Prep Writing Period 2 1st Q 08.09 Lesson Plans
Week: 09/01/2008 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
No school--Labor Day

Late start to class--9:30

Intro to class--objectives: papers, grammar, mechanics; rules, grades/expectations, 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"; 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 and so on

Purpose in expository essays--review Cosby, Wolfe, McPhee

Read Bradbury's "Summer Rituals"--purpose; imagery, attacks on the senses