|Class Plan -- Day 8||Return to Unit One:TR|
Your assignment for next time will be to revise one of the practice Summary/Response drafts you've done, and get it ready for a peer workshop. Let's spend the class today generating some guidelines you can use to revise. To get started, do two things: 1. Look back over the articles you've already worked with and see which one strikes you as the best one to use for your final Summary/Response. Which one grabbed you the most? Which had the most interesting concepts? Which one do you already have the best ideas about? Write down which one you'd like to use and why. 2. Assuming an audience of classmates and considering the discussions we've had so far about summarizing and responding, what are the elements that any Summary/Response must have in order to effectively communicate its purpose to its audience? Consider, here, what the essay should do in terms of each of the main writing elements: focus, development, and coherence. If you have time, map out a possible organization you think might work well. We'll discuss your ideas when we come together.
When your students are done with the Daily, start a discussion about the criteria for a good Summary/Response in terms of each writing element, starting with purpose and audience and working your way through focus, development, coherence and organization. Keep going until you have a pretty comprehensive list on the board. (20-30 min)