- Workshop Drafts of S/R essays.
- To workshop a sample S/R
- To catch up on any concepts, activities, or skills you feel
need more treatment.
- Exchange essays with one partner. Do a complete workshop
based on the critieria we generated in class. Bring 2 copies
of your workshop comments next time, one for your partner and
one for the instructor.
- Copies of sample S/R essay for class critique.
- Transparency copy of the sample essay.
- Start the day with a Daily about any questions/concerns that
your students would like answers to before they turn in the final
essay. Do a quick q/a session at the beginning of class.
- Be sure to go over submission specs for the essay and hand
out a post-script, if desired.
- Spend the first major segment of the class doing an group
critique of a sample S/R essay (see appendix). You can set it
up as a group activity similar to the in-class critique of the
sample Literacy Essay. Another good activity is to have your students
get into groups and critique the essays, and then put their marginal
and summary comments on a transparency of the essay. You can
even assign different sets of criteira to different groups (have
one cover development, another cover coherence, etc.). Then,
have the groups present their critiques to the rest of the class.
Be sure to emphasize to the groups that they should come up with
at least one concrete suggestion for each weakness they find in
their area, and be sure to generate a specific set of instructions
for the activity on an overhead or handout.
- Spend any remaining time dealing with any concerns you feel
could use more time (for instance, more concentration on developing
analytic claims, developing responses, etc.).