- Practice Summary and Analytical Response of Lutz
- To discuss the Lutz article in terms of the five central language
- To continue practicing analytical responding by doing a mini-workshop
on the Lutz drafts.
- Read Lakoff (LM 141-147) and practice another summary and
- Notes on connections to five central language questions.
- Daily prompt
- Instructions for a mini-workshop
- Start out with the following Daily: (5-10 minutes)
Now that you've summarized and responded to the Lutz article, spend a
few minutes connecting Lutz to the central language questions we've
discussed along with the other articles we've read. What does the Lutz
article suggest about the relationship between language and individual,
community, power and perceptions of reality? What does it suggest about
what happens when you begin using a different kind of language to write
to an audience?
Start out with a class discussion of these language issues--take
up to half the hour and structure the discussion any way you wish.
Try to keep it focused on those five main questions. (15-20 minutes).
- Then, based on this discussion, have students pair up and
do a mini-workshop on their practice summary/responses of Lutz.
- Write your own set of instructions for this workshop. You
can use a guide in which you've already written the key questions,
or you can have students work with each other to generate criteria
and use what they generated. Whatever you do, try to focus your
students' commentary on the audience ideas you discussed in the
- OR: If you feel as though your students are still fuzzy on
the concept of responding, you could do a more structured discussion
about responding here, having your students generate criteria
for a good response as a class (with your help). Then, if you
still have time after this discussion, you can move into the mini-workshop.
- During the workshop, circulate, help, answer questions, encourage,
- Be sure to reiterate the assignment for next time before the
end of class.