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These dates and assignments are subject to change: check often.
 A#= Assignment number    DUE FOLLOWING CLASS --
Add 5 words to glossary per week.

11/24/21--This just a quick note to let you know that I do NOT have COVID, only allergies! So, we will meet next Monday as usual. Please have a fully developed, printable draft of essay 2, for peer editing and conferences.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Jane


11/22/21  - I am coming down with a cold, so there will be no class meeting tonight. Please continue to work through the assignments and the stages of Essay 2.  Please use email to send anything you want feedback on, or for any questions you have. Please stay safe!  Jane


10/28/21  UPDATE for ungraded assignments:

UNGRADED
 exercises/assignments like the first writing: (telling about a place... , thinking about one of the questions in the notes for focus two) and any others will be counted as preperation for the paper even if they are not collected. Anytime someone wants to get some feedback, I will be glad to do that! Personal impetus, participation, will guide these ungraded exersices, that will likely be part of class discussion. 

wk/
date

ACTIVITY IN CLASS

ASSIGNMENT FOR NEXT CLASS

1
9/20

intros—course docs—MLA style, MLA Tutorial youtube computer tutorials, MLA template, e.g. "basic computer skills" | Listening Notes for this focus: The Personal is Universal -- Please have a flash drive you can save work to.

 Write-(on computer) Tell about a place you love or someone you deeply admire, and give examples or experiences that show what you mean. Bring the paper document to next class...or on a flash drive to print

9/22

--Discuss assignment | Reading-based Writing | Glossary form | Main Idea | Annotating text| --| Reading-based Writing |  Improving reading skills (1hr-Opt.)

A1 Read print-out of Ortiz -Mother's room. Write in margin, or highlight, the main idea of each paragraph.

2
9/27

 Notes on Description | Desc.exercise  | Ortiz room desc.

Re-Read Notes on Description  Bring in an object for Desc.exercise A2 next class |add 5 words to glossary for Wk 2

9/29

discuss Desc. ex. A2 |Read Teresa Jordan--excerpt: the bull and do a reading journal entry as it is an example of Essay 1--Topic Exploration Form & Brainstorming to help develop  a topic.

 Write-Topic Exploration Form A3 for E1 explaining/telling about a personal experience where someone learns something |Personal Essays Gd 

3
10/4

discuss assign.. A2 , CATCH up--review Topic Exploration Form(Req.)A3   & Brainstormingthen Narration |structure| outlining| review reading journal for use with  Teresa Jordan--excerpt: the bull & LBarry -(Add in to reading journal commentary what you think the people learned and how) as these two are examples of Essay 1 | then read & discuss full circle writing |

Work on Topic Exploration Form A3 |Then begin early written version of A4 : a personal descriptive/ narrative essay explaining/telling about a personal experience where someone learns something for Essay1-

10/6

Read Harden--My Old Manwith reading journal --Add what you think the son learned and how. Review A4 | sentence structure/punctuation as needed. [poem translating exercise]

revise  A4 and Glossary page

4
10/11

Work on A4   | In-class, write c.250wds on how  the 5-6 readings to date fit our theme: “What is most personal is most universal.” List the titles of readings to date and briefly write how each supports the theme.  A4 

Revise A4   and  glossary page to date.

10/13

Submit Essay1 packet A4 -with finished version of Essay1 including glossary page to date, journal writing about readings, peer edits, process witing.
Discuss next writing--E2 750+ wds MLA using 2-3 sources to support thesis. Notes for this Paper |OWL guide for Expository essays--review topics from main page links (or other approved topic) Thesis sentences & thesis

Do a  A5 writing on a possible topic in answer to one of the questions in Notes for Focus 2.   topics from main page links (or another approved topic): and in a separate paragraph, explain your personal understanding and opinion of that topic in 200 wds, (MLA format) probably an expansion of TopicLoop parts 5 & 6.--- add 5 vocabulary wds to glossary (not for turn-in yet). Notes- Explaining

5
10/18

Print out the E1 draft. Questions about draft issues. Trade drafts and  Peer edit. Conference about drafts, questions.  As needed review Paragraphs, Sentence Rx| Notes on Sentence Errors | Review E1 Packet.
Finish E1 Packet

10/20 Hand in E1 packet
Review
Notes on Focus 2: Education, People and Place
Do an  A5 writing on a possible topic in answer to one of the questions in Notes for Focus 2.   topics from main page links (or another approved topic): and in a separate paragraph, explain your personal understanding and opinion of that topic in 200+ wds, (MLA format) No formal research is needed. Simply put into words what you know already about the possible answer(s) to the question. 

6
10/25

 Cover the Thesis: youtubes Thesis guide:- 5(+) paragraph essay help | -tips on the introduction | Body paragraphs |  Keep a list of possible source  URLs | UNC Writing handouts | Citation makers-use manual entry only- Citation Producer  

Review Notes on Expository   | youtubes:- 5(+) paragraph essay help | -tips on the Introduction | Body paragraphs | how to ID Credible Sources Identify 2-3 credible, outside sources to use from your list -- add 5 vocabulary words to glossary 

10/27

Thesis guide Review sample essay  | Notes on Expository | UNC Writing handouts |  or KnightCite | Citation Producer Use MANUAL ENTRY only|  Topic Exploration Form A7

Start Westover excerpt to discuss/look-up education vs learning |  2-part Response template

MLA formatting tutorial incl. Works Cited sample GD outline  review video demo of making a thesis | more exp.help | Review Notes on Giving Credit

7
11/1

sample essay| sample GD outline |  KnightCite   Conferences on E2, problem solve, sample outline | A6  Westover excerpt with 2-part Response on the Westover to END OF SAMPLE SECTION 1- Interview with Tara Westover
Read Westover excerpt, and complete a  2-part Response template: for this reading--to END OF SAMPLE SECTION 2
Continue on E2 research/reading.

11/3

  A6-- 2-part Response (template) on Westover excerpt through Midwife part: How does this part relate to learning/education for Tara?  Write: Current progress on E2, problems, questions Progress Work sheet  View & Discuss Education focus in Unschooling.  A6--2-part Response (template) Unschooling and complete the Progress Work sheets for E2 and weekly to end of term.

8
11/8

WORK on A7 -Planning the Paper| discuss refining topic/Thesis-| | Notes on persuasion | Notes on Giving Credit | What to cite | How to cite 
Mike Rose on Education vs Unschooling and "role/use" of standardized testing.

work on A7-  Do Planning/building the Paper for  Topic Exploration Form to use for-  Review |  Notes on persuasion  sample Guide to outline for E2

 

11/10

FYI: | UNC handouts| Rx sentence errors | Start a Works Cited list= A8 | Discuss E2 and learning by curiosity | Super Volcano Documentary as example for documentation writing: starts with Illustration/example> narration/explanation/expert for evidence, as a repeated pattern for the paper.

start/modify the working WORKS CITED =A8  as needed  [KnightCite ]to match signal phrases and add MLA parenthetical cites for evidence in essay. 

9
11/15

  A9 Topic Exploration Form to check current thinking|Signal Phrases Handout | Discuss giving credit and conversation.  Inserting the cites in your text: after information from a source: quotation, paraphrase or summary. In paraenthesis give, author's last name and page #. e.g. (Smith 56).   OWL MLA citing support. | MLA9 intext citing examples | finding author/site info. COCC Library resources

Continue working on  A10 = Draft of--750-900 wds, with 2+ sources, credited  written in to sentences + cites for peer edit | BRING DRAFT TO NEXT CLASS or the Planning/building the Paper for   Peer edit on Exp for E2- Super Volcano Documentary as example for documentation writing: starts with Illustration/example> narration/explanation/expert for evidence, as a repeated pattern for the paper
 Please do not rely on MSWord to make references as it is using MLA7 and we now need to follow
MLA9.

11/17

—discuss issues/problems | REVIEW  Rx sentence errors, citing, Super Volcano Documentary as example for documentation writing: starts with Illustration/example> narration/explanation/expert for evidence, as a repeated pattern for the paper etc. for final including awareness/use of  persuasion  | A10 -draft of final version     

work on and polish final draft, draft from peer edit(s),pre-write/loop ex. A8,9,10+voc.w/50 words, process writing - Paper Scoring  Notes on persuasion.

10 11/22

Peer edit on draft.   Problem solve. etc. work on Final packet for essay 2 with final draft, draft from peer edit(s), pre-write/loop ex. A8,9,10+voc.w/50 words, any other notes, exercises, journals, etc, & Process Writing

11/24

Peer edit or Turn in paper

review  Notes on Expository Notes on persuasion

11
11/29

 Please have a fully developed, printable draft of essay 2, for  Peer edit on Exp for E2- and conferences. Paper Scoring |  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

FINAL-example
Reading example Review /catch-up.  Prepare FINAL PACKET
12/1 Review sentences, etc. Turn in paper or at Final exam time review / edits FINAL-example
Reading example Review /catch-up

12/6

Finals TIME- 6p.m.
  last day to turn-in last essay



Graded Short Assignments

Graded essays  Essay1 Essay2  
A1  -Read -Ortiz -Mother's room and find main ideas
A2    do Desc. exercise on an object you choose. add 5 words to glossary;
A3    Topic Exploration Form for E1  
A4 = rough draft of E1 Essay-1= Packet due: explaining/telling about a personal experience-500 wds
A5 Loop Exercise  
A6  2-part response/Westover sec.1
A7  Do Planning the Paper on possible topic
A8 - Rough draft/ outline form E2 
A9  Start a Works Cited list
A10 Draft of E2 --750-900 wds, with 2+ sources
 Essay 2  Expository/Position paper on a using 2 sources
 Glossary form with 5 wds/week = 50 entries
This work should be presented as a Portfolio in a 3 prong paper folder by week 11


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