Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Lesson Plan Day 8

English 102 Lesson Plan Day 9

Sort into groups according to essay topic

Freewrite for 8 minutes (1255 only)

Poster of final job

Jobs. Pay. Housing. Bosses. Physical conditions. Mental conditions. Reasons for leaving.

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

  1. Review study guide questions for “Selling in Minnesota”
    1. Questions 1 and 2 in groups
    2. Questions 3-5 as a class
  2. Evaluation
    1. Questions 2 and 3 in groups
    2. Questions 1, 4 as a class
    3. Other questions?
  3. Hand back notes, quizzes etc. Using “Evaluation” chapter
    1. Read C2-a
    2. What are the problems confronting the working poor?
    3. What are the solutions offered by Ehrenreich?
    4. What are the valid criticisms of her points that she raises?
    5. Read C6-c
    6. How does she handle these complaints?
    7. What IS the answer?


Tomorrow meet in lab, bring something to take your work home on.

Prewriting Technique/Listing:

Go back through N&D’d and write down page numbers, section by section, that might have information for the essay you’d like to write.

Read C2, C5, including sample argument paper, pay special attention to notes in the margins that explain the structure.


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.

For in class discussion

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.

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

social classes?

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