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|Class Plan -- Unit Two, Day 13|
Daily - Based on the readings and discussions so far in the course, make a list of the ways that language influences our lives.
Collect Public Literacy essay - You may have time to allow students a quick proofread either with a partner or by themselves. They can make minor corrections directly on the draft. Fifteen to 20 minutes is the most time you can allow for that.
Introduction to Unit II - Collect a list on the board generated from the Daily. Talk about the issues that have been raised about language so far and some of the controversies related to language.
You might also ask students if there are any language issues that have come up in other classes or in the news recently.
You will probably need to review the difference between a topic and an issue. You want to get students accustomed to thinking of issues in terms of questions. In some contexts, actually, the term "question-at-issue" is used to describe the focus of a debate. Of course, you will want to emphasize the debatability of an issue.
This will lead into your introduction to Unit II. It is recommended that your introduction include the following: