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Class Plan -- Unit One, Day 1
Goals Assignment for Day 2
Reading - In PHG, pp. 4-26 (top); "Collecting," 77-79; 125-26; "Observing," pp. 48-55; "Remembering," pp. 100-105. Read article you signed up for.

Writing - Describe your most memorable experience with reading or writing (1 page); on a separate sheet of paper, answer questions 3 & 4 on p. 12, PHG and answer the following questions about the Baker essay on pp. 19-20:

Answer the following questions about the article you signed up to read:
  1. Explain in a paragraph what this essay is about.
  2. In one sentence, state the main point of the essay.
  3. Choose 2 examples of descriptions in this piece that you find most effective and/or memorable.

Activities:
Introductions - Make sure everyone is in the right course and section. Putting the course name, number, section number, and your name on the board helps weed out students who have wandered into the wrong room. Expect students to drift in late on the first day.

Go around the room and introduce ourselves. Give name and something interesting about yourself such as what you like to do in your spare time.

An alternative would be to have students pair up and interview each other. Put the questions you want them to ask each other on the board, such as, name, hometown, local residence (residence hall? off-campus?), major, hobbies, most interesting thing they did this summer. (This method will take longer than just going around the room.)

Course policy - Have each student write 1-2 questions about things they want to know about the class before they leave today. Collect, read and answer the student questions. Be sure to show books, pocket folder, etc. Emphasize attendance policy, course topic, placement exam, preparation for class, grading.

OR
Have students read aloud one section at a time and stop and discuss it.

OR
Read/gloss course policy statement.

PUT ASSIGNMENT for tomorrow ON OVERHEAD OR BOARD.