Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Lesson Plan Day 8

English 102 Lesson Plan Day 8

Handout essay options and read solo.
Free write for five minutes about the options.
Discuss at tables what looks interesting to you.
Meet in groups to discuss your second choice.

Meet in groups to discuss your first choice.

In those groups--Keeping your essay question in mind:

1. Review job highlights and make poster for "Selling in Minnesota"
Jobs. Pay. Housing. Bosses. Physical conditions. Mental conditions. Reasons for leaving.

2. Review study guide questions for “Selling in Minnesota”

Choose a topic by tomorrow.
The first chapter we will read in The World is Flat (TWIF) is “While I Was Sleeping” We won’t be discussing it for a while, but you can start now and try to get ahead.

Jan 17th: Prewrite on which question to take on.
Jan. 18th: Complete discussion of Nickel and Dimed. My best shot at what’s a good paper.
January 19th: Paper format. Research. Writing. (lab)
January 23rd: Outline of your essay.
January 24th: Rough Draft Due. Bring four copies for peer editing.
January 25th: Complete Peer Editing. Introduction to using sources.
January 26th: Sources continued. How to integrate.
January 30: Draft Two Due. Bring two copies.

2. We will do this in class tomorrow:

Outline the following, according to the EVALUATION CHAPTER:

a. How did she do as a worker?

b. How did she do at “life in general”?

c. Why are the official poverty rates misleading?

d. If productivity is increasing, why aren’t wages?

e. What keeps the workers from finding better jobs? Where is the friction?

f. Explain the “vicious cycle” of labor costs described by the book.

g. What makes the working poor invisible?

h. List some of the complaints the middle and upper class have about the
working poor.

i. Summarize the problems facing the working poor.

j. What are the solutions to these problems?

k. What are the objections to these solutions?

l. Why does Ehrenreich call the working poor the most philanthropic of all
social classes?

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