Week 4: Monday, September 16th - Friday, September 20th
Goals for this Week
- Discuss the role of an overall claim in
a response. Explain how an effective overall claim is both appropriate for
the length of an essay and how it can help students “map out” a response.
Your discussion should help students move beyond generalized responses and
begin thinking about how an overall claim reflects their purposes, focuses
their response, and helps shape an organizational structure for their
- Review portfolio requirements for essay
one and address student concerns about meeting those requirements.
Reinforce students’ understanding of what is involved in writing an
effective summary/response essay.
- Review peer review techniques and
conduct workshops on students’ responses to Bailey’s essay and on their rough drafts
of their final summary/response essay.
Activities for this Week
Detailed lesson plans are available for the first four weeks
of the course. Beginning in the fifth week, you will be expected to choose activities
from a set of suggested activities and/or develop your own activities that will
help you and your students achieve the course goals for a specific week.