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Writing Calendar Fall 2011 *Reading Selections, Writing Assignments, Blog Responses and Reflective Writing TBA in class.

. Week 1 Mon 8/29 Introductions: -Syllabus -Personal - Topic: Identity * How do you see yourself as a writer (journal response) Week 2 Mon 9/5 Labor Day No Classes Week 3 Mon 9/12 Pre-Writing: Brainstorming Clustering/ Outlining ImageryCreating a vivid portrait in the readers mind. Wed 9/14 Descriptive Essay Due 2 pages __________ What is a Thesis? Introduction to Academic Essay Rubrics Week 4 Mon 9/19 Thesis Continued _________ Essay Components: Introductions, Body Paragraphs and Conclusions Wed 9/21 Why use Transitional Phrases? _________ What is a Topic Sentence? ___________ Organization, Flow, Language Use & Mechanics Week 5 Mon 9/26 Making Inferences/ Concrete Examples and Support _________ Fishbowl Week 6 Mon 10/3 Extracting Quotes/ Incorporating Quotes/Giving credit to the author using In-Text Citation ____________ Thesis Wed 10/5 Expository Essay Due 2-3 page with Parenthetical Citation& Quotes. Week 7 Mon 10/10 Columbus Day No Classes Week 8 Mon 10/17 Writing Workshops _________ Developing An Argument _________ Thesis Wed 10/12 Constructing Arguments Supporting Arguments __________ Writing Workshop Wed 10/19 Socratic Seminar ________ Fishbowl _________ Evaluating Sources Week 9 Mon 10/24 Argumentative Essay 3-4 pages with Sources ____________ Compare/ Contrast Characters, Themes, Essays. Research, Authors, etc. Wed 10/26 Lecture & Fishbowl _________ Constructing a Compare/Contrast Essay

Wed 8/31 Why Write? ________________ Diagnostic Essay In Class Writing Responding in your Journal- Intro to Online Articles and Reading Selections

Wed 9/7 Revisions? What is a Narrative Essay? Thesis Purpose Audience ________ Fishbowl

Wed 9/28 No Classes Rosh Hashanah

*Note- Lessons and Due Dates are Subject to Change.

Writing Calendar Fall 2011 *Reading Selections, Writing Assignments, Blog Responses and Reflective Writing TBA in class. Week 10 Mon 10/31 ___________ Outlining & Essay Rubric ____________ Brainstorming ____________ Divided Pattern /Alternating Pattern- What works best for you? Week 11 Mon 11/7 MLA- Format Parenthetical Citation, Works Cited & Annotated Bibliography Intro to Research Paper, Presentation & Support Groups Week 12 Mon 11/14 Research Topic Discussion Socratic Seminar &Writing Groups Week 13 Mon 11/21 Research Topics Confirmed _____________ Support Groups Meet _____________ Annotated Bibliography Review& Conferencing Checklist Wed 11/23 No Classes Thanksgiving Week 14 Mon 11/28 Conferencing Annotated Bibliography Due/ Outline Due ___________ Support Groups Meet Week 15 Mon 12/5 Research Paper Due 5-6pgs/Biblio 8 sources+ in text citation __________ In class -Oral Presentations Begin Week 16 Mon 12/12 Last Week of Classes Oral Presentations Week 17 Mon 12/19 Finals Week Last Lecture / Lesson Semester Wrap-Up Revised Research Paper Due Today ****2 Copies *Reflective Journal Distribution Wed 11/30 Conferencing Annotated Bibliography Due/ Outline Due ___________ Support Groups Meet Wed 12/7 Wed 12/14 Wed 12/21

Wed 11/2 Midterm Exam In-Class

Wed 11/9 Class will be held in the Library Introduction to Databases/Research/ Evaluating Sources/ Research Techniques

Wed 11/16 Discussions: Outline / Annotated Bibliography / Editing for Grammar and Sentence Structure

Oral Oral Presentations Presentations Research Paper Feedback Revision Date 12/19 __________ Reflective Journal Due * Revised Research Paper Distribution

*Note- Lessons and Due Dates are Subject to Change.

Writing Calendar Fall 2011 *Reading Selections, Writing Assignments, Blog Responses and Reflective Writing TBA in class.

*Note- Lessons and Due Dates are Subject to Change.