Thursday, February 11, 2016


Thursday, February 11:  For next class:  Identify who your author is and to what audience she or he is writing to.  Identify the genre of the article.  Explore the repetitions and compare/contrasts within the article.  Consider whether the article has included information that is off topic to the stated purpose of the article.  Write a one page essay about how and why the article was written in the way it was written.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Tuesday February 9:  Review readings.  Compare styles of different authors.  Assignment:  Bring newspaper clipping to class of article you choose to respond to.

Thursday, February 4:  Peer Review:  For next class read two handouts passed out in class (Unit 2 Prompt and how-to guide).  Also read Chapter 2, RRW and find an article that you would like to respond to in a letter to the editor.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 2016.  Discuss Readings and Essay.  For next class, be prepared for peer review with a complete essay.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2015:   A substitute teacher will provide handouts on how to write different types of reviews.  Consider these guides and use them to the extent you find them helpful.  Feel free to find your own way through writing the reviews as well.  The reading assignments for today will suffice for the reading assignments for Tuesday.   Write a first draft of your review for Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Present articles for discussion.  Review readings.  Assignment for next class:  Read RRW Ch 3, pages 71-84.  Read AOC 96-111.  Writing Assignment:  Write your opinion of the artifact (movie/article/video/song/store) that you intend to review, including both positive and negative points.  Find another article.  Remember the search for articles is an effort toward identifying your topic for Units 3 & 4.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Thursday, January 21, Icebreaker.  Freewrite.  Review readings from last class.  Analyze MLK letter from Birmingham jail.   Assignment for next class:  Read the remainder of Chapter 1 in  RRW .  Read pages 85-95 in AOC.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Tuesday, January 19:  Icebreaker.  Discuss Syllabus.  Assignment for next class. Read: Read, Reason and Write, pgs. 2-18.  Find an article that discusses how Media shapes our world and bring it to class.