Some of the participants in the Teaching & Learning Center/College Core Curriculum workshop on Teaching the Foundation Seminar (May 2013) have requested "lesson plans" for two of the Writing Center's interactive sessions on addressing W1 criteria. Links to these lesson plans and associated handouts appear below.
The "Writing Process Activity" represents one way of engaging students in discussion about writing as a process and sharing with them the habits of experienced writers.
The lesson plan, "Establishing a Common Vocabulary for Discussing Expository Skills" uses a Boston Globe op-ed piece by Derek Bok as a basis for identifying and discussing various rhetorical "moves" of written argument.
- Writing Process Activity (class plan)
- Some Differences Between Experienced and Inexperienced Writers
- Establishing a Common Vocabulary for Discussing Expository Skills (class plan)
- Derek Bok, "Protecting Freedom of Expression on the Campus" (pdf)
- Organizational Plan for an Argument with a Classical Structure
- Rhetorical Triangle
- Excerpts from Graff and Birkenstein's They Say/I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing (pdf)
- Useful Templates (adapted from Graff and Birkenstein) (pdf)