Day 6  Monday, September 8th

Friday, September 17:  Daily Class Outline

Lesson Objectives

Facilitate a full in-class workshop on students' complete Academic Summary/Response papers.  Establish the hierarchy you will use to evaluate papers.


Connection to Course Goals

CO150 strongly encourages peer cooperation and exchange of ideas.  The course also strongly encourages deep or global revision rather than simple editing or local revision.


A Possible Sequence of Activities for Today

1. Introduce class session and take attendance.  
2. Connect the Academic Summary/Response to the course goals and review what makes an effective workshop if necessary. Activity Ideas:  Course Goals and Review
3. Review the class hierarchy for grading. Activity Ideas:  Establishing Grading Hierarchy
5. Complete a full in-class workshop for the Academic Summary/Response for Portfolio 1 Activity Ideas:  Academic Summary/Response Workshop
5. Establish a conclusion for the class session and instruct students on where to access homework assignments from now on.

Activity Ideas:  Concluding and Assigning Homework


Assignment for Next Class Session

Assign the following to students:

  • Revise the rough draft of your Academic Summary/Response for Portfolio 1 according to the feedback you received during workshop.  Bring a copy of your draft to the next class session.
  • Find at least 2 letters to the editor that deal with a topic in which you are interested to bring in for the next class session.  You should also locate the editorial/article to which the letters repsond (you may need to use the library database for this if you have already recycled your previous editions of the newspaper).
  • Read the Sample Portfolio 1 Letters to the Editor posted on the forum in the Writing Studio.

Additional Teaching Resources

To help ensure the success of your first major in-class workshop, check out Using Student Peer Review, Small Groups and Workshops, or Guidelines for Peer Response Groups.

It can be challenging to teach from a rhetorical standpoint and teach "proper grammar and mechanics" at the same time.  Ways to Teach Editing is helpful in that it provides ways to situate editing within particular contexts and avoid emphasizing the "grammatically correct" over the meaningful.