Today we remind students
about the Letter to the Editor aspect of Portfolio 1. We
help them decide on what choices they'll need to make when revising
their Academic Summary/Responses.
Connection to Course
Revision is an essential
part of the writing process and one we working to build in strength
for out students. Context, or writing situation, is also
a key part of writing, so by having students continue to write
for different purposes and audience, we are furthering their understanding
of context and their versatility as writers for different contexts
(the most effective writers are flexible; they can write for a
variety of contexts).
A Possible Sequence
of Activities for Today
1. Introduce class session and take attendance.
2. Discuss letters to the editor and corresponding
aspect of Portfolio 1.
5. Since there is not a lot of time between this
lesson and student conferences, provide students with time to freewrite
their Letters to the Editor. Or you might create a partner
or group activity that helps students begin to make revision choices
for their work.
Depending on your
class, you can assign one or both (or some combination) of the
Complete a draft of your Letter to the Editor. Post
your letter to the forum titled "Letter to the Editor Drafts."
Complete the Mini-Workshop for the draft posted below yours
by noon on Wednesday (tomorrow).
Work on your Letter to the Editor on your own. Of the
3 questions you bring to your conference time with me, make
sure that at least one of those questions deals with your Letter
to the Editor.
It's that time--time
to start thinking about how you will respond to and evaluate Portfolio