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  • EWRT 1A Spring 2014 Week 1 April 7-11 Class Work Homework Essay 1 The Argument Essay Class 1 Monday Adding the Class Syllabus/Green Sheet Website In-class Writing Buy: The Hunger Games and The St. Martin’s Guide to Writing. Make your Word Press Website or establish your user name Post #1 Your finished list. Make sure you note in detail why you chose these items. Post #2: Journal: If you had to survive out on your own, what would be the easiest part for you and what would be some of the more difficult aspects of surviving outdoors on your own? Bring a hard copy of your list and reasons to class. Class 2 Tuesday Brainstorming Activity Continued Introduce essay #1 Outlining Thesis Topic Sentences Counterargument Read: HG through chapter 2 Post #3: Post your completed in-class writing Class 3 Wednesday Presentation: Four Sentence Types Discussion: review for essay #1 Post #4: Outline with thesis Bring: A hard copy of your outline, pen, and a large blue or green book to class tomorrow for the test. Class 4 Thursday In-class Essay #1 You may use only these tools: Black or Blue Pen or #2 Pencil Blue Book Your Own, Original Outline Read: HG through chapter 4 Class 5 Friday Online Work Through Presentation #5 Study the Vocabulary Read The St. Martin’s Guide to Writing pages 16-38 (available on the website) Answer the assigned questions in the “Analyzing Writing Strategies” section. Writing: Journal Prompt In your own life, when was a time when you felt defeated? How did you regain your confidence? Read SMG 16-38 Post #5: Analyzing Writing Strategies Post #6 Journal: In your own life, when was a time when you felt defeated? How did you regain your confidence? Study: Vocab (chapters 1 and 2). Bring: SMG to class
  • Week 2 Apr. 14-18 Essay #2 The Narrative Essay Class 6 Monday Teams Analyzing Writing Strategies Basic Features of a Narrative Essay (40-41) “Calling Home” by Jean Brandt “An American Childhood” by Annie Dillard “On Being a Real Westerner” by Tobias Wolff “100 Miles per Hour, Upside Down and Sideways” by Rick Bragg Read: HG through chapter 5. As you read, look for a passage that reminds you of a personal experience. Study: Vocabulary chapters 1-4 Bring: HG and SMG Class 7 Tuesday Presentation: Vocabulary Lecture: Formatting dialogue In-Class Writing: Practicing Dialogue Read: HG through chapter 6. As you read, look for a passage that reminds you of a personal experience you had. Post #7: the dialogues from the in-class writing Study: Vocab (Chapters 1-6). Bring: HG and SMG Class 8 Wednesday Quiz: Vocabulary (chapters 1- 4) Discussion: The Hunger Games: Characters and Events Presentation: Essay #2 In-Class Writing: page 46 SMG 1. Beginning with a quotation/transitioning to your remembered event. Post #8: Finish and post your narrative ladder Post #9: Choose a provocative or interesting quotation (four typed lines or more) from The Hunger Games Summarize what is happening in the novel at the point of your quotation, and then explain the context (particular setting) for the quotation. Then, write a transition paragraph, making a connection between the quotation and the event in your life. Bring: HG and SMG; bring a hard copy of your writing   Class 9 Thursday Using sensory details: SMG 643-648 Creating a vivid presentation of a place. Describing a person central to your event. Writing Dialogue. Framing: beginnings and endings Read: HG through chapter 7. Post #10: finish and post your in-class writing: Listing and describing place; listing and describing people; recreating dialogue; conclusions. Review slides 3- 8 to remind yourself. Study: Vocabulary (Chapters 5-7) Bring: HG and SMG; draft of your writing Class 10 Friday Online Reflecting on the Event's Significance pp. SMG 48-49 Vocabulary (Chapters 5-9) Reading (HG through chapter 12) Journal Writing Post #11: Answer the questions on slide #5, “Recall Remembered Feelings and Thoughts” Post #12: Journal People in power always want more power. Agree or disagree with this statement and give examples from your life, literature, or history to support your answer. Read: HG through chapter 12. Study: Vocab (Chapters 5-9)
  • Week 3 April 21- 25 Essay #2 The Narrative Essay Class 11 Monday The Hunger Games: What is your take on the game so far? Grammar: “Me,” “Myself,” and "I" Writing Discussion: “Exploring your present perspective” and “The Thesis Statement” In-Class Writing: Finding your present perspective Formulating a Thesis Post #13: Post your working draft: Long quotation; transition; intro to event, description of place(s), description of people, a dialogue or two, the thesis, the significance of your event, and end with your framing plan. (Remember, this is still just drafting.) Bring: HG and SMG; draft of your outline/writing Class 12 Tuesday Vocabulary 5-9 Discussion: A Well-Told Story In-Class Writing Focus on the climax of your event. Use the strategies we have discussed so far— dialogue, description, metaphors and similes, and sentence length—to make it dramatic and meaningful. Write: Work on your draft. Post #14: Start integrating the pieces into one coherent essay. The Beginning Set the frame: Long quotation; explanation; transition; thesis The Body Exposition: descriptions of places, people, and dialogue worked into a narrative form. The Rising Action: Events or tension leading to the climax The Climax: The emotional high point! (short and long sentences for suspense) The Falling Action: Tensions subside The Ending The Resolution The significance of the event The framed conclusion Class 13 Wednesday Vocabulary Test #2 (5-9) The Hunger Games In-Class Writing: Temporal Transitions and Verb Tenses Read: Catch up on HG (You should be through chapter 12.) Post #15: Write or revise a section of your essay (likely the exposition where you explain the situation), working in temporal indicators of the series of events. Class 14 Thursday Presentation: Frequently Misused Words Preparing the complete draft: SMG 52-53 Prepare final draft Screen carefully for frequently misused words Read HG (through chapter 13) Class 15 Friday Online Prepare your final draft of essay #2 Read The Hunger Games Study Vocabulary Journal #4 Read: HG (through chapter 15). Post #16 Complete Draft of Essay #2 Post #17: Journal What questions would you most like to ask the tributes in the interview? What questions do you think the capitol would NOT want asked in front of a live audience and television audience? Study: Vocabulary (1-12) Bring: Two clean, complete copies of your draft; SMG
  • Week 4 April 28- May 2 Essay #2 The Narrative Essay Class 16 Monday Writing Workshop: Bring two clean copies of your draft Post #18: Your revised draft Using the comments you received from your readers, revise your draft. Consider carefully what each person had to say. Improve your essay! Read: HG through chapter 16 Bring: A clean copy of your revised draft; SMG Class 17 Tuesday Editing Strategies: compound sentences, dangling modifiers, homonyms Discussion: Open for questions In-Class Writing: Writing Workshop Editing Post #19: Your edited Essay #2 Study: Vocabulary (1-16) Bring: Clean copy of Essay #2; SMG Class 18 Wednesday Presentation: MLA Format Editing Strategies: Wordiness Discussion: Open for questions In-Class Writing: Writing Workshop Editing Read: SMG 134- 148 Post #20: Your best two paragraphs of Essay #2 Study: Vocabulary (1-16) Bring: SMG Send essay #2 as an MS Word document to palmoreessaysubmission@gmail.com before class Thursday. Essay #3 The Concept Essay Class 19 Thursday Due: Essay #2 Discussion: Ngo Ngo: focused concept: definitions; classifications In-class writing Read: HG through chapter 17 Post # 21 Finish and post your concept paragraphs find two different definitions for one of your concepts. One can be from a dictionary. Study: Vocab (10-18) Class 20 Friday Online Discussion: Toufexis Toufexis: Hooking the reader. Toufexis: A focused concept, logical plan 145-48 Writing: Consider topics for your essay from The Hunger Games. Read: HG through chapter 19; SMG 148-163 Post #22: Finish and post your concept paragraph. Find two different definitions for your concept. One can be from a dictionary. Post #23: Name two concepts about which you wrote paragraphs (one from today and one from yesterday). Find a few lines from The Hunger Games that illustrate each concept. Copy them into your post, and then explain how the example demonstrates, defines, or embodies the concept. Study: Vocab (10-18) Bring: SMG to Class Post # 24 Journal: Write from the perspective of Prim watching the Hunger Games live on her television. What does she feel, say, and experience seeing her sister in the games.
  • Week 5 May 5-9 Essay #3 The Concept Essay Class 21 Monday Review: Ngo, Toufexis, and the Concept Essay Discussion: Friedman: Anecdotes; Compare and Contrast Holmes: Illustrations and Examples Writing: Beginning your concept essay. Read: SMG “Basic Features: Explaining a Concept” pages 164-65 When you finish, consider each feature, noting how you will integrate it your own essay. Post #25: Finish your in-class writing “Applying these Ideas to Your Own Essay” Study for Vocabulary test tomorrow: Chapters 10-18 Crossword puzzle—no word bank Class 22 Tuesday Vocabulary Test #3 Review Presentation: Basic Features Discussion: Ways to begin your concept essay. In-Class Writing: Focusing your Concept Read: HG through chapter 22 Post #26: Finish and post your in-class writing: A focused concept Follow the example on slide #7 1 Concept 1 Limiter 2-3 Categories 2-4 Types Meet in Library Lobby for our next class Class 23 Wednesday Library Workshop Meet in the lobby at 8:25 Library Project Homework Class 24 Thursday Review Essay focus Discussion: The Thesis; Writing an Outline In-Class Writing: Writing your Thesis Outlining Post #27: Make an outline for your concept essay. Include a preliminary idea for what kind of anecdote you might include in your introduction. Include your thesis Name at least two categories Include at least two or three types you may be able to discuss under each category Use the format on slide nine if you need help Study: Vocab (1-22)   Class 25 Friday Online Review: The outline/Thesis; Writing Strategies Discussion: Examples;Illustrations Presentation: Outside sources/research In-text citations Works Cited page Post #28: Find four examples of your concept in HG. Endeavor to find examples to represent your classifications or categories. Post #29: Do some research to find at least one more source. Post a list of three texts you plan to use. Endeavor to follow the MLA forma
  • Week 6 May 12-16 Essay #3 The Concept Essay Class 26 Monday Appositives How and When to cite Plagiarism Quoting and Summarizing Integrating Quotations Writing the draft Tips for writing your essay Read: HG through chapter 24 Post #30: Post a list of five appositive phrases you have included in your essay. Post #31: Draft of your complete concept essay Study: Vocab (1-24) Bring a copy of your draft or your device Class 27 Tuesday Individual student meetings in- class; please have your draft and your questions ready. In-Class Writing: The Concept Essay Write: Work on your concept essay Post # 32: Your improved draft Bring two clean, double-spaced, MLA style copies of your draft to class. Make sure you have your works cited page. Study: Vocab (all) Class 28 Wednesday Writing Workshop: Revision strategies: Your grade depends on your active participation in the peer review session. Write: Post #33 Your two best paragraphs of essay #3 Bring: One clean copy of your REVISED essay to class. Class 29 Thursday You should have one clean copy of your revised draft. Revision Strategies Eliminating passive voice Post #34: Provide ten examples of how you eliminated the passive voice and “to be” verbs in essay #3. Write both the old and new versions of the sentence. Class 30 Friday Online You should have one clean copy of your revised draft for these exercises. Common Writing Errors Incorrect spacing Missing Words. Revision Strategies Eliminating Repetition Review; MLA review Read SMG p 684 "Logical Fallacies" Post #35: Introduction and conclusion Essay #3 Study Vocab chapters 19-23 Test next Tuesday: Class 32 Submit essay #3 as an MS Word document to palmoreessaysubmission@gmail.com before our next class. Bring SMG
  • Week 7 May 19-23 Essay #4: The Problem/Solution Essay Class 31 Monday Due: Concept Paper: Essay #3 Presentation: Essay #4 Discussion: SMG p 684 "Logical Fallacies" In-Class Writing: Finding a problem to write about Write: Post # 36 Identify a problem faced by one of the districts or communities in The Hunger Games. How would you solve the problem? Study Vocab: Test tomorrow Chapters 19-23 Class 32 Tuesday Vocabulary Game/Hunger Games Trivia Vocab Test #4 Chapters 19- 23 Read: SMG 326-359 O'Malley and Basic Features of a Problem Solution Essay. Bring: SMG Class 33 Wednesday Discussion O'Malley and Basic Features In-Class Writing: Finding a problem to write about: De Anza Read SMG 326-359 Miller and Sciara Writing: Post #37 Identify a problem faced by De Anza students. How would you solve the problem? Write one paragraph outlining the problem. Write another explaining a solution. Class 34 Thursday Review: Essay #4 Basic Features Discussion Kornbluh In-Class Writing: Finding a problem to write about: Community Writing: Post #38 Identify a problem faced by citizens in a group, club, or community to which you belong. How would you solve the problem? Class 35 Friday Online Choosing a topic Describing the problem Figuring out a solution Implementing a solution Post #39: Your revised and developed description of your problem. This should be two or three good paragraphs. Post #40: Write one or more sentences to serve as your tentative thesis statement. In most essays proposing solutions to problems, the thesis statement is a concise announcement of the solution. Think about how emphatic you should make the thesis and whether you should forecast your reasons. Post #41: Answer the questions on slides 9-12 Review the readings in this chapter to see how other writers construct their thesis statements. Bring SMG
  • Week 8 May 26- 30 Essay #4: The Problem/Solution Essay No Class Monday HOLIDAY Class 36 Tuesday Review Describing the problem The solution: the thesis The counterargument Evaluating Alternative solutions Preparing for research Write: Post #42: post your writing in response to slides four, seven, and eight. Be thorough. This will be part of your final essay Bring all of your posts for essay #4 or your computer. Your phone will not do for the purposes of the work we will do in class We will meet in the libary tomorrow Wednesday Library Day: Meet in the library lobby at 8:25 Library Activity posting. Class 37 Thursday OUTLINING YOUR ESSAY DRAFTING YOUR ESSAY Post # 43 Reasons and support for the solution Topic sentence with the first reason that supports your solution List statistics, anecdotes, examples, scenarios, testimony you might use to support your reason Topic sentence with another reason List statistics, anecdotes, examples, scenarios, testimony you might use to support your reason Topic sentence with another reason List statistics, anecdotes, examples, scenarios, testimony you might use to support your reason Put all of the parts we wrote today into a single document. Read it aloud to make sure it is in a logical order. Change the order of your paragraphs if that makes sense to you. Post your draft. Bring your draft or your device with your draft to our next class. Class 38 Friday Online REVIEW OUTLINING YOUR ESSAY DRAFTING YOUR ESSAY Post #44 Put all of the parts we wrote today into a single document. Read it aloud to make sure it is in a logical order. Change the order of your paragraphs if that makes sense to you. Post your draft. Study the rest of the vocabulary words.
  • Week 9 June 2-6 Essay #4: The Problem/Solution Essay Class 39 Monday Introductions Conclusions Integrating quotations Post #45: Your introduction and conclusion Finish your draft of Essay #4 Study the rest of the vocabulary words Bring one clean, hard copy to class. It should be in MLA format It should include a works cited page Class 40 Tuesday Integrating Sources Works Cited Page Editing Strategies Open Discussion: Essay 4 Revise: Essay #4 Integrating citations: slides 4-11 Works Cited page: slides 13-15 Ambiguous use of “this” and “that”: slides 16-18 Revising sentences that lack an agent: slides 19-21 Bring: One complete, clean, revised copy of Essay #4   Class 41 Wednesday Drafting the final essay: Writers workshop Review your grading rubric Revise Essay #4 accordingly Submit essay 4 before noon Friday, class 42 Thursday Optional student meetings Class 42 Friday Essay #4 due Print and Read King’s “I Have a Dream” (it is under “Primary Texts”) on the website. Bring a copy of King’s Speech to Class
  • Week 10 June 9-13 Essay #5 The Speech Class 43 Monday "Presentation: Intro to Speech: Speeches: Ethos, Logos, and Pathos Discussion: "I have a Dream." Rhetorical Strategies Post #46 Find five examples of Pathos through language use in “I Have a Dream. ” Slides 8-10 will help. Use the list of strategies to generate several ideas for your own speech. Read: SMG "Oral Presentations” 835-39 Study the vocabulary words: 24-27 MONDAY: Bring a clean copy of essay #4, or bring it on your device. Class 44 Tuesday Introduce Essay #5 New Teams Vocabulary Game Organizing your speech Side by Side: The Essay and the Speech Post # 47 Rearrange your essay #4 into a draft of your speech using Monroe’s motivated sequence. Your speech should be shorter. Remember to save your essay format. Be prepared to discuss King’s rhetorical strategies: (Bring your Post # 46 to class) Bring your speech to class. Study Vocabulary Words: Test tomorrow Class 45 Wednesday Vocab Test 5 Language in Speech Presentation: Rhetorical Strategies: Anaphora, theme words, Quotations and Allusions, Examples, and Metaphors. Post #48: The Attention Step: Refine and develop the "Attention step" in your speech. Use the techniques we practiced in class to make it grab the readers attention. Describe your problem! Post #49: The Need Step: Refine and develop the "Need step" in your speech. Describe the difficulty, trouble, distress, crisis, emergency, or urgency. (Its Seriousness) Class 46 Thursday Start Film Post #50: Speech writing: The Satisfaction Step: Refine and develop the "Satisfaction step" in your speech. Tell listeners how to satisfy the need they establish. (The Solution) Class 47 Friday Online Speech writing: Post #51: Speech writing: The Visualization Step: Refine and develop the "Visualization step" in your speech. Speakers offer listeners a vision of what life can be once their solution (offered in the satisfaction step) is adopted. (The Promise)
  • Week 11 June 15- 21 Class 48 Monday Film Screening Post #52: Speech writing: The Action Step: Refine and develop the ""Action Step"" in your speech. Offer listeners a specific course of action to follow. (Call to Action: Conclusion) Work on speech presentation extras Study for vocabulary make up test. Class 49 Tuesday Finish Film Make up Vocab test Revising Essay 2 or 3 ( Due Monday class 53) Revise Essay 2 or 3 Practice Speech. Work on speech presentation extras Bring your final speech hard copy to class to turn in (no electronic copies; MLA format). Bring essay 2 or 3 to class for revision work (electronically is fine). Class 50 Wednesday All speeches due: Hard copy Speeches 6 Revise Essay 2 or 3 Practice Speech. Class 51 Thursday Self-Evaluation Speeches 6 Revise Essay 2 or 3 Practice Speech. Write self-evaluation for posting grade Class 52 Friday Online Practice Speeches Write Self-Evaluation Revise Essay 2 or 3 Practice Speech. Write self-evaluation for posting grade
  • Finals Week Class 53 Monday DUE: Self-Evaluation DUE: Revision of Essay 2 or 3 Speeches 6 Practice Speech. Final Class 54 Thursday 6/26 from 7-9am 7-9 am Speeches remaining 15