external image 5406459295_9a5de0284c_q.jpgENG 315 - Spring 2013

Dr. Troy Hicks
Section 22215138
Office: Anspach 204
troy.hicks@cmich.edu






Course Objectives
  1. Become familiar with a variety of writing process pedagogies and theories.
  2. Learn “best practice” methodologies for writing in the language arts curriculum and across other subject matter.
  3. Write and respond in a classroom setting, both our own and in a midtier placement.

Assignments

Personal Writing Projects (Various Due Dates)
Multigenre Research Project (Apr 2)
Midtier Field Experience (Various)
Professional Development Experience (Apr 23)
Collaborative Thematic Unit Plan (Apr 16)
  • An interview with an education expert
  • Two mini lessons
  • A letter to parents
  • A classroom visual or teaching tool.
  • One additional genre of your choice
  • Weekly Updates
  • Midtier Response #1 (2/19)
  • Midtier Response #2 (3/26)
  • Midtier Response #3 (4/23)
  • Six hours of outside professional development
  • Read and review one professional book
  • Create a final presentation recorded as a screencast
More details TBD

Replaced with Mentor Text Assignment
50 Points Each
250 Points
50 Points Each
100 Points
200 Points
external image 3566388792_f3701b08a7.jpgThe scale for your final course grade is as follows:
  • 960 – 1000 A
  • 920 – 959 A-
  • 880 – 919 B+
  • 840 – 879 B
  • 800 – 839 B-
  • 799 or less C or below

Weekly Schedule

Date
Assignments Due Before Class This Week
Readings for Class This Week
Additional Notes
Week 1: January 8
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Building a Writing Community
  • Please bring Calkins book to class
Please meet in AN 157
Week 2: January 15
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Language Learning and Beginning Writing
  • Calkins, 5; 6:10
Regular class meeting in AN 253
Week 3: January 22
Portfolio Piece #1: Writer's Profile
Narrative Genre Study
  • Calkins: 22, 23, 24
  • Arnberg (Bb)
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Week 4: January 29
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Mini-Lessons and Mentor Texts
  • Calkins: 11, 12, 15 and 17
  • Dorn and Soffos (Bb)
Midtier Begins
Week 5: February 5
Portfolio Piece #2: Memoir
Conferring and Response
  • Calkins: 13 and 14
  • Sowers (Bb)
Begin weekly updates for midtier field notes
Week 6: February 12
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Multigenre Research
  • Calkins: 25 and 26
  • Putz (Online)
Field Notes Check #1: Please have your first two weeks of midtier notes updated in Google Docs by midnight on Sunday, February 10.
Week 7: February 19
Field Notes Summary #1
Examining Students' Writing
  • Calkins: 16 and 19
  • Graves, Experiment with Portfolios (on Bb)
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Week 8: February 26
Portfolio Piece #3: This I Believe Essay
Conferring with Troy
  • No additional readings
Field Notes Check #2: Please have your next two weeks of midtier notes updated in Google Docs by midnight on Sunday, March 3.
CMU Spring Break
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No Midtier
Week 9: March 12
Recording This I Believe Podcasts
Understanding Genre, Media, Audience, and Purpose
  • Anstey and Bull (Bb)
  • Hodgson (Bb)
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Week 10: March 19
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Grammar and Spelling
  • Calkins: 18
  • Anderson (Bb)
  • Wheeler and Swords (Bb)
Field Notes Check #3: Please have your next two weeks of midtier notes updated in Google Docs by midnight on Sunday, March 17.
Week 11: March 26

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
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Week 12: April 2
Guest Presenters:
  • Julie O'Brien, Sacred Heart Academy
  • Sarah Russo, Farwell Schools
Writing-to-Learn and Content Area Writing
  • Calkins: 20
  • Daniels, Zemelman, Stenike (Bb)
K-12 Spring Break

Field Notes Check #4: Please have your next two weeks of midtier notes updated in Google Docs by midnight on Sunday, March 31.
Week 13: April 9
Multigenre Research Project

Robert Fanning

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Week 14: April 16
Connecting Curriculum and Teaching
Connecting Curriculum and Teaching
  • Ray: Why Cauley Writes Well (Bb)
  • Dressel (Bb)
Final week of midtier

Field Notes Check #5: Please have your next two weeks of midtier notes updated in Google Docs by midnight on Sunday, April 14.
Week 15: April 23
Collaborative Units

SOS Forms

7:00: Presentation by Dr. Yong Zhao on "World Class Education"

Attend midtier this week ONLY if you have to make up hours to reach a minimum of 20

Post replies to classmates' mentor texts
Finals Week: April 30
Portfolio Piece #5: Digital Story
Presentation of Digital Stories
Please meet in AN 157

Professional Development Experience Due

Field Notes Summary #3 Due

Additional Information