CO150 College Composition: Daily and Weekly Lesson Plans
Welcome to the CO150 lesson plans. These plans are
designed to support your teaching in CO150 College Composition, the required
first-year composition course at Colorado State University. CO150 is
equivalent to most “second-semester” composition courses. It focuses on
academic writing (including summary, response, analysis, and argument), source
evaluation, and source-based writing. The course is heavily influenced by
theories of rhetorical situation derived from Lloyd Bitzer and others. It also
relies heavily on technology, including the SyllaBase course management system
an interactive “Writing Room” in the Writing Studio on Writing@CSU (http://writing.colostate.edu), and
Research Assistant HyperFolio, which supports the collection, assessment, and
analysis of online sources.
This set of lesson plans provides overall goals for each
week of the course. The first month of the course includes daily lesson plans
for courses taught on Monday-Wednesday-Friday and Tuesday-Thursday schedules.
The specificity of the lesson plans declines as the semester progresses. The
purpose of this arrangement is to encourage you to take ownership of the course
through the development of lesson plans that meet the goals of the course and
reflect your strengths and philosophies as a teacher.
Resources that support the teaching of CO150 are discussed
in the following materials. In addition to materials found in the textbook and
Research Assistant HyperFolio, many of the resources are available on the
composition section of the Writing@CSU Web site (http://writing.colostate.edu/comparchive/).
Others are available in print form in the appendix of the hard-copy version of
this set of lesson plans.