- Fastwrite (10 minutes): What did you do in your summer vacation? Or, to be more exact, what did you do on your curriculum unit in your summer vacation? Please briefly describe your unit, as you now see and plan it, for the other members of this seminar. Tell us who your students are, what you want to teach them how to write, and why. Conclude by mentioning one thing that really excites or pleases you about your unit, and one thing that worries you or that you haven’t quite figured out yet. We’ll read these aloud, and see how we can help each other move forward.
Developing Your Curriculum Unit: Some Thoughts From Joe [Handout]
For Next Week (9/25/2018)
- Please bring two readings with you to seminar that you plan to use in developing your unit.. One should be for you—an article or book that you will use to ground or inform the work you do in designing and teaching your unit. The other should be for your students—a piece you will assign them to read and perhaps use as a model for their own writing. In most cases, I think it will work best if you bring actual print copies of these texts to seminar, but if it makes more sense to send me hyperlinks, please do so before 4:00 pm next Monday.
- Please read (or re-read) the first three pieces (Bear, Berry, Bliss) in the Touchstone Anthology. We’ll talk about how they do or don’t fit into the four types of nonfiction I proposed last spring (memoir, reporting, interviewing, criticism).