STUDENT WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Project 1 Due: Monday, October 4th

Project 2 Due: Monday, November 8th

Project 3 Due: Wednesday, December 1st

Final Portfolio Due: Thursday, December 16th  

 

Week 1: August 25th | Introduction

WED. AUG 25th

In class 

  • Week 1 PowerPoint: : Week 1 Wednesday PowerPoint
  • Introduction to the course, review of syllabus and schedule, become familiar with Blackboard 

Homework 

Week 2: August 30th and September 1st  | Module 1: The Literacy Narrative                                   

MON. AUG. 30th

In Class

  • Week 2 Mon. PowerPoint 
  • Complete the Reading and Writing Identity Questionnaire
  • Discuss the 3 “Tips” pieces and review key tips for online learning
  • Share Introductory Writing Assignment

Homework 

  • Read “All Writing Is Autobiography” by Donald Murray.  Write a response to the questions about the Murray reading on OpenLab.

WED. SEPT. 1

In Class

  • Week 2 Wed. PowerPoint
  • Discuss  Murray reading, reading protocol   
  • Project 1: Literacy Narrative assigned                            

Homework 

  • Read “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan, write a response to the questions on OpenLab. 
  • Write a microautobiography (60 words or less!) Possible ideas – a 10 word memoir, a poem, a Haiku, an online bio, a dating profile! 
  • ***Draft of Project 1 Due Mon. Sept. 27th*** 

**NO CLASS THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3rd to 9th! 

Week 3: September 13th | Module 1: The Literary Narrative

MON. SEPT. 13th

In Class

Homework 

 

**NO CLASS WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15th**

Week 4: September 20th and 22nd | Unit 1: The Literacy Narrative

MON. SEPT. 20

In Class

  • Week 4 Monday PowerPoint
  • Discuss “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant” by Jose Antonio Vargas
  • Continue Drafting / Planning Literacy Narratives

Homework 

WED. SEPT. 22   

In Class   

  • Discuss “Learning to Read” by Malcolm X
  • Explore the elements of a literacy narrative
  • Continue drafting / planning literacy narrative (meet individually briefly to check in about status of literacy narrative)                                                   

Homework 

  • Draft of Project 1 DUE MON. SEPT. 27th. I cannot accept late drafts as I will not have time to review them. 

Week 5: September 27th and 29th | Module 1: The Literacy Narrative

MON. SEP. 27th      

In Class

  • Week 5 Monday PowerPoint
  • Discuss Mike Bunn’s “How to Read Like a Writer”
  • Revise and Edit Our Literacy Narratives
    • Peer Editing Groups 

Homework

  • FINAL PROJECT 1 DUE MONDAY OCT. 4th

 

WED. SEP 29TH

In Class

  • Week 5 Wednesday PowerPoint
  • Discuss Metacognition and Transfer
  • Discuss the importance of reflective writing
  • Plan and draft our Module 1 Reflections
  • Look forward to Project 2

Homework

  • Final Project 1 Due MONDAY Oct. 4th  
  • Module 1 Reflection due MONDAY Oct. 4th

Week 6: October 4th and 6th | Module 2: Research and Inquiry

MON. OCT 4th

In Class

Homework

  • Begin Project 2: Step 1- Choose a topic and add it to the class topics list
  • Read “Wikipedia Pops Up in Bibliographies” by Larry Gordon and write a response to the questions on OpenLab.

WED. OCT 6th       

In Class                                            

  • Generate 5-8 research questions on the topic to guide your research. These questions should be questions that inspire your curiosity, drive your interest on the topic and will help you narrow down your research. 
  • Discuss what type of sources might help answer your research questions
  • ***Meet with the CityTech Librarian!***

Homework

  • Read “Is Google Making Us Stupid” by Nicholas Carr and write response to the questions on OpenLab
  • Find 2 sources for Project 2. Prepare to share key information in class.  Record your sources on the My Sources List. 
  • Record your research questions on the My Research Questions handout
  • **NO CLASS MONDAY**                                                      

Week 7:October 13th | Module 2: Research and Inquiry

**NO CLASS MONDAY**

WED. OCT.  13

In Class

Homework

  • Find the remaining 2 sources on your topic. Remember, you must have at least 3 different genres of sources
  • Write a free write on your topic on OpenLab. It should be between 100 and 250 words.                  

Week 8: October 18th and 20th | Module 2: Research and Inquiry         

 MON. OCT. 18

In Class

  • Week 8 Monday PowerPoint
  • Discuss Rhetoric and Rhetorical Situations
  • Discuss Rhetorical Appeals (Ethos, Pathos, Logos)
  • Draft a short oral presentation on our research (Project 2: Step 4)
  • Learn how to cite sources and prepare the bibliography information (Project 2: Step 3)
  • Discuss how to write a summary of a source and prepare to write summaries of your 4 sources

Homework

  • Reading TBD
  • Write bibliography enty for all 4 sources (Project 2: Step 3)
  • Prepare short oral presenation on your research (Project 2: Step 4)

WED. OCT. 20th

In Class

  • Week 8 Wednesday PowerPoint
  • Share your oral presentations
  • Explore how to analyze the author’s craft
  • Begin to draft one source entry

Homework

  • Read “Backpacks vs. Briefcases” by Laura Bolin Carroll and write a response to the questions on OpenLab
  • Draft at least one source entry and post on OpenLab 

Week 9: October 25th and October 27th | Module 2: Research and Inquiry

MON. OCT. 25th    

In Class       

  • Week 9 Monday PowerPoint
  • Choose and evaluate / analyze quotations from your sources
  • Discuss how to determine if a source is credible and evaluate your sources for credibility
  • Explore transitional words and phrases to strengthen your writing

Homework

  • Write a 3-5 sentence source credibility evaluation for EACH of your sources 
  • Choose 1-2 quotes from each source. Write 1-2 sentences about each of the quotes
  • DRAFT of Project 2 Due Monday, Nov. 1st                                                            

WED. OCT. 27th

In Class

  • Explore how to write Introductions and Conclusions
  • Focus on how to write a strong paragraph
  • Introduce Module 2 reflection

Homework

  • DRAFT of Project 2 Due Monday, Nov. 1st

Week 10: November 1st and November 3rd

Module 2: Research and Inquiry

MON. NOV 1st

In Class 

  • Week 10 Monday PowerPoint
  • Engage in Peer Revising and Editing Sessions
  • Use the Revising and Editing Checklist to strengthen our writing
  • Share a favorite part of your projects
  • Look forward to Module 3

Homework

  • Final Project 2 DUE Mon. Nov. 8th
  • Final Module 2 Reflection DUE Mon. Nov. 8th

Module 3: Writing In a New Genre

WED. NOV. 3rd         

In Class

  • Week 10 Wednesday PowerPoint
  • Introduce Project 3 and review each step of the project
  • Project 3: Step 1 – Choose an audience and a  genre! 
  • Explore how different genres address a topic (listen to a speech, a song, a video, etc)

Homework

  • Final Project 2 DUE Mon. Nov. 8th
  • Final Module 2 Reflection DUE Mon. Nov. 8th 

Week 11: November 8th and 10th | Module 3: Writing In a New Genre

MONDAY NOV. 8th

** FINAL PROJECT 2 DUE***

In Class

  • Week 11 Monday PowerPoint
  • Continue to explore how different genres address different topics for a specific audience
  • Discuss how to identify what genre elements must be included
  • Discuss and model how to write a Project Proposal 

Homework

 WED. NOV. 10th

In Class

Homework

  • Begin Project 3 Draft

Week 12: November 15th and 17th | Module 3: Writing In a New Genre

MON. NOV. 15th     

In Class

  • Week 12 Monday PowerPoint
  • Strategies for explaining complex concepts and expanding ideas
  • Individual meetings with students
  • Reading TBD and discussion of reading

 Homework 

  • Continue drafting Project 3
  • Read  “Popular Culture Is Killing Writing” by Bronwyn T. Williams and respond to the questions on OpenLab                     

WED. NOV. 17th

In Class

  • Week 12 Wednesday PowerPoint
  • Discuss “Popular Culture Is Killing Writing” by Bronwyn T. Williams
  • Choose a tone and voice for your writing to match audience and purpose
  • Continue drafting Project 3

Homework

  • ***Draft of Project 3 DUE Monday, Nov. 22nd

Week 13: November 22nd and 24th | Module 3: Writing In a New Genre

MON. NOV. 22nd

In Class

  • Week 13 Monday PowerPoint
  • Explore different examples of Artist’s Statements
  • Discuss the elements of an Artist’s Statement
  • Begin Drafting Artist’s Statement

Homework

  • Draft Artist’s Statement

WED. NOV. 24th

In Class

Homework

  • Read “Sh*tty First Drafts” by Anne Lamott and write a response to the questions on OpenLab
  • Continue revising Project 3, Draft of Project 3 DUE Dec. 1st

Week 14: Nov. 29th and December 1st | Module 3: Writing In a New Genre 

MON. NOV. 29th

In Class 

  • Week 14 Monday PowerPoint
  • Discuss “Sh*tty First Drafts” by Anne Lamott 
  • Revise and edit Project 3 and Artist Statement
  • Review of how and when to cite sources

Homework

  • **Final Project 3 Due Wed. Dec. 1st

 Module 4: The Final Portfolio

WED. DEC. 1st

In Class

  • Week 14 Wednesday PowerPoint
  • Share favorite part(s) of Project 3)
  • Introduce the Final Reflection
  • Discuss the writing process and strategies that are transferable across genres and content areas, ways we use writing in our lives
  • Read and discuss  “Inherit the Word” by Annie Liontas
  • Read and discuss “Finishing His Sentences” by By Walter Mosley

Homework

Week 15: December 6th and 8th | Module 4:  The Final Portfolio

MON. DEC. 6th

In Class

Homework

  • Review and collect all of your work for your Final Portfolio begin to insert into template
  • Prepare draft of Final Reflection to review in class on Wed. Dec. 8th

WED. DEC. 8th

In Class

  • Continue compiling Final Portfolio
  • Revise and edit Final Reflection

Homework

  • FINAL PORTFOLIO DUE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16th **LATE PORTFOLIOS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED **

Week 16 | Module 4: The Final Portfolio

MON. DEC. 13                             

**Celebration of learning, sharing of Portfolios!           

***THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16th Final Portfolios Due** LATE PORTFOLIOS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED