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Class Plan -- Unit One, Day 2, Part 1 (GTA's Only)



Setup Needs:


Based on the reading on "Writing Myths and Rituals" you did for today,    

describe your own ideal writing situation.  What helps you write          


Then, spend some time thinking about writing in general.  What are the    

elements any piece of writing should have in order to be effective?       

Give your students about five minutes to write and then bring them together for a discussion. Start by getting some responses about writing rituals, things that make people more comfortable. Emphasize that these rituals aren't just silly--they're important to get the ball rolling in any writing situation, and to help get any writer past the "blank page" syndrome.