Spring 2017

 

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Assignment Schedule

 

January
February
March
April
May

Writing Assignments—

   
Week Tuesday Thursday
1

1-17

  • Introduction to class
  • Interactive reading

1-19

  •  Read—A Nation at Risk (1983)
  • Summaries
  • In-class writing
2

1-24

  • A Nation at Risk, cont.
  • In-class writing
  • Paraphrasing and referencing sources

1-26

  • Ansary—"Education at Risk" and
  • Levine & Levine—"Charters and Foundations"
  • In-class writing
3

1-31

  • Focus and analysis
  • Moving from summary to opinion—identifying significance
  • Independent clause & quiz

2-2

  • Waiting for "Superman" (2010)
  • Response assignment
4

2-7

  • Waiting for "Superman," cont.
  • Responses due
  • Merrow—"Whose Side is Superman on, Anyway?"
  • In-class writing

2-9

  • Ravitch—"The Myth of Charter Schools"
  • In-class writing
  • Critiques & Discussion of Essay #1
5

2-14

  • Critique discussion—you should bring notes
  • Discuss Essay #1—finding a focus
  • Compound sentences

2-16

  • Discuss Essay #1
  • Thesis & map
  • Understanding the course rubric
6

2-21

  • Sommers—Revision strategies
  • Drafts for Essay #1 due in D2L drop box
  • Bring 2 copies to class

2-23 

  • Distinguishing summary & opinion
  • MLA page setup & parenthetical referencing
  • Quoting & paraphrasing
7

2-28

  • Essay #1 due
  • Compound Sentences—review & quiz

3-2

  • Read Ripley—chapters 1 & 2
  • In-class writing
  • Dependent clauses
8

3-7

  • Read Ripley—chapters 3 & 4
  • In-class writing
  • Complex sentences

3-9

  • Sick—no class
9

3-14

  • Read Ripley—chapters 5 & 6
  • In-class writing

3-16

  • Read Ripley—chapters 7 & 8
  • In-class writing
10

3-21

  • Read Ripley—chapters 9 & 10
  • In-class writing
  • Complex sentences—review & quiz

3-23

11

3-28

  • Discuss Essay #2
  • Thesis & map
  • MLA—Formatting works-cited page

3-30

  • Drafts for Essay #2 due in D2L drop box
  • Bring 2 copies to class
  • Peer critique workshop
12

4-4

4-6

  • Read Pai & Adler—"Culture, Education, & Schooling"
  • In-class writing
13

4-11

  • Spring Break—No Classes

4-13

  • Spring Break—No Classes
14

4-18

  • Freire—"The 'Banking' Concept of Education"
  • In-class writing

4-20

15

4-25

4-27

  • Drafts for Essay #3 due in D2L drop box
  • Bring 2 copies to class
  • Peer critique workshop
16

5-2

  • Discuss letter of introduction
  • In-class writing
  • Sentence pattern review

5-4

  • Portfolio workshop
  • Draft of letter of introduction
  • Bring copies of essays to workshop
  • Sentence pattern review
17

5-9

5-11

  • Portfolio pick up: 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.
18

5-16

  • Finals—No Classes