Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Day 34

English 102 Lesson Plan Day 34

  1. H/I Final Drafts Essay 2
    1. O/R: Y/N?
      1. Y= +5
      2. N= +/- 0


  2. Homework:
    1. For 2/27: Read Shadowy Lines that Still Divide from Class Matters
      1. We'll do an in-class worksheet to guide us through it.
    2. For 2/28: Angela Whitaker's Climb 202-214
    3. For 2/29: 214-233
    4. For 3/3: List of quotes—8 minimum—that support your choice for the in-class writing assignment.
    5. 3/3: In-class writing assignment* (20 points)
    6. March 4: List of quotes for Angela Whitaker's Climb due—Take home question assigned.
    7. March 5th: Take home writing assignment due. (20 points)
    8. March 7th: Second draft of in-class writing assignment and take home due. (60 pts)
    9. March 18th: Revised Essays Due.

*Answer each question as completely as possible. Read the questions carefully. Use direct quotes from the books to support your points. Consider a quick outline before you start writing.

Pick one of the following questions to write about

  1. According to CM:
  • on the surface, class is less of an issue,
  • while in reality the divisions between classes run deeper than ever.
  • And, this is unlikely to change.


In your own words, explain why there is a difference between our perception of class and the reality and explain why it is unlikely to change. Evidence from "Shadowy Lines" will help here. Finally, give examples from N&D and/or "15 Years on the Bottom Rung" that support your argument.

Pretend you're Thomas Friedman. Pretend Andy Blevins and Jeff Martinelli are sitting across the table from you in a bar. What would you tell them to do? What evidence would you give them to convince them you are right? Treat each as individuals with different issues. Evidence from "Untouchables" and the sections dealing with education will be helpful here.


Beth said...

I like having the homework on-line. It makes it easier for me to find as I otherwise lose the paper it is written on or I keep forgetting about it.

melissa said...

Yes i think it is way better to have it online because i am in the computer most of the time and then that reminds me that I have homework. In one of my classes i used an internet based homework thing and it was really helpfull.

Jose R. said...

I like and dislike having homework on the computer, because as i'm doing my work i also have sidetracked and it is so easy to do so.

rachel.c.riddle said...

I like homework listed online too. Sometimes my mine blanks about what I have to do, and it’s really nice to be able to check and see what‘s on the agenda.

eesirock said...

It helped having everything online when I missed class one day. It made it easier to catch up. I think it also helps because I can check whenever I need to and I can plan ahead to make sure I will have enough time for each assignment.

English 102 student said...

This system has been useful. You can check and see if your on track with other students. It's a good way to find information that was spaced in class. Plus the bonus points are always a good incentive.

putman said...

The online has been tough for me. I guess I'm still pretty computer illiterate...which doesn't help. Although, having the blog as an option (vs. total online class) has helped to introduce me to this online stuff. And it has been really convenient to be able to use mr. Peters notes as recaps for assignments and on weekends.