Lesson Plans
College Prep Writing Period 2 1st Q 08.09 Lesson Plans
Week: 09/08/2008 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
Essay purpose/imagery--review "Grandmother's House" and Bradbury "Summer Rituals"

The 6+1 evaluation scheme--evaluate one of the works in terms of one of the traits; draft paragraph response/review paragraph structure: topic sent./supporting sent./concluding sent.

Sentence or Fragment exercise--p.31

The 6+1 evaluation scheme--type paragraph; evaluation criteria: sentence structure, focus, idea development

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)

Essay purpose/imagery--read Didion "Los Angeles Notebook"; list the most shocking details

Prewriting strategies--type the paragraph; evaluation criteria: sentence structure

Essay purpose/imagery--review Didion

Descriptive/personal essay assignment--2-3 pages; evaluation criteria: prewriting

Clarity in writing--conciseness: redundancy, empty expression, wordiness, cliche, conciseness; ex. p.p 205-206

Descriptive/personal essay assignment--prewriting; drafting