Mrs. Madlener, Spring, 2002, Syllabus (T-TH)

Tests and Papers Due

Thurs., Jan 24.

Class Activity

Introduction to Course

Assign Objective Paper

Prentice Hall Handbook

Part 1, "The Writing Process," pp. 2-39. Do all exercises.

Writing Assignments

Bedford Readings

"Mother Tongue," p. 495-500.

Tues., Jan. 29.

Prentice Hall: all exercises from 2 -39.

Discuss writing for an audience from "Mother Tongue."

Review Thesis Statement

Nouns, p. 321 - 324 (Ch. 26)

Objective Paper "Quoting, Paraphrasing, Nutshelling," pp. 727-730
Thurs., Jan. 31

Objective paper

Review Nouns

Group Work, identifying nouns

Pronouns, p. 323-324.

Memorize indefinite pronouns, p. 323.

-Amy Tan Paper: Practicing paraphrasing, quoting, & nutshelling skills.

Tues., Feb., 5

Amy Tan paper

Abstract Nouns practice

Review Pronouns

Indefinite Pronouns



-Write thesis statement from "Shock of Teapots" "Writing from Observation," pp. 33-36, "The Shock of Teapots."
Thurs., Feb. 7

Quiz: Identifying nouns and pronouns.

P. 39-51, "The Process of Writing." All exercises. Read: "Strategies for Planning," pp. 375-391.
Tues., Feb. 12

Thesis statement from "Shock of Teapots"

-Review "Shock of Teapots

-Group work: Share Thesis Statements and identifying figurative language.



-Abstract nouns.



"Capitals," p. 445-450, ex., 40.1

"The Apostrophe," p. 450-452, ex. 41.1.

Ch. 6, "Writing Paragraphs," p. 73 -80. Do all exercises except "In your own words" on p. 80.

Read: "Strategies for Drafting," pp. 392-410.
Thurs., Feb. 14

Grammar Homework

-Review "the Process of Writing" & "Strategies"

-Review "Writing Paragraphs"

-Brainstorm for Observation Paper.

p. 357-366, Verbs. Do all exercises. -Begin "Anger & Me" observations on note cards.

-Observation Paper

Tests and Papers Due

Tues.,Feb., 19

Observation Paper: title page, thesis statement, outline.



Class Activity

Peer Review: Observation Paper, thesis statement.



Using strong verbs

Review Verbs

Practice Conjugation

Review Verb exercises

Prentice Hall Handbook Writing Assignments

-ex. 2 from Bedford.

-Observation Paper, rough draft.

Bedford

p. 46-47, ex.2.

Thurs., Feb. 21

Observation Paper Due

Hand in title page, thesis statement, and two drafts.

Computer Lab: Bring hard copy and disk..
Tues., Feb. 26

Conjugation Quiz

Verb identification Quiz

-Peer Review using the editing check list plus p. 46, Bedford, "For Peer Response."

-Review Prepositions & prep. phrases

prepositions, p. 326



Thurs., Feb. 28

Final draft of Observation Paper due.

Review Prepositions & prep. phrases.

Review Subordinating Conjunctions and sub. clauses.

Subordinate Conjunctions,

Ch. 26, p. 326-328.

p. 426 - 428

p. 159 - 162, "Comparing and Contrasting."

Tues., March 5

Quiz: prepositions and

Subordinate conjunctions.

Discuss "Compare & Contrast"

Review Conjunctive Adverbs.

pp. 36 - 38, "Footprints: The Mark of our Passing."
Thurs., March 7

Quiz: Conjunctive adverbs

Discuss "Footprints" Discuss "Anger and Me" assignment sheet

Compare/contrast essay: "Anger and Me."
Tests and Papers Due Tues., March 12

Draft of "Anger & Me" essay.

Hand in Thesis Statement and Title page.

Class Activity

Computer Lab: Writing the introductory paragraph.

Bring hard copy and disk.

Prentice Hall Handbook

"Sentence Fragments,"And Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences," p. 187- 198, ex. 12.2, ex.13.1 (sentence practice), ex. 198.

Writing Assignments Bedford



Thurs., March 14

Quiz: sentence completion.

"Anger & Me" paper due



Review Modifiers

Discuss "Cause and Effect."

Finding a topic.

"Agreement," p.201 - 213, ex.14.1, 14.2, 14.3, 14.4. Ch. 17. "Misplaced Modifiers" p. 228-234, ex. 17.8.

Ch. 18. "Dangling Modifiers," pp. 255 - 242, ex 18. , 18.2, 18.5 Paragraph Practice



"Explaining Causes and Effects," p.183-186."

"Identifying Causes and Effects," pp. 429-431.

Tues. March 19

Library Tour: Locating Sources

Thurs., March 21

Spring Break: No Class





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Tues., March 26

Spring Break: No Class

Ch. 19. "Omissions: Incomplete and Illogical Comparisons, p. 242-253. Ch. 28. Evaluating Sources and Taking Notes," p. 717-731.
Thurs., March 28

Spring Break: No Class

Ch. 20. "Mixed or Confused Sentences," p. 247 - 253. Working research question for Cause and Effect essay. Avoiding Plagiarism,"

"Quoting, Paraphrasing, Nutshelling," pp. 727-730.

Tues., April 2

-One Source for Cause and Effect Topic

-Cause and Effect Thesis Statement

Discuss Thesis Statement

Peer review.

Discuss nutshelling, plagiarism, quotations.

Review grammar assignments

Ch. 16. "Shifts," p. 221-228.
Tests & Papers Due

Thurs., April 4



Class Activity

Review grammar homework.

Practice editing out sentence errors.

Prentice Hall

Punctuation: p. 395, 398-416, 433-439, 442-444, p.461-462.

Writing Assignment Bedford
Tues.,April 9

Cause and Effect Paper due.

Punctuation Pointers.

Expanding "Cause & Effect" into a research paper.

Preparing to Write a Research Paper (Handout) Chapter 27 & 29
Thurs., April 11

Preparing to Write a Research Paper hand-out due.

Research Paper Assignment Sheet

Practice "Works Cited" page

Practice "Works Cited in Text" Page

Tues., April 16

Preliminary Research Question Due

Peer Review: Preliminary Research Question
Thurs., April 18

Research Thesis statement due



Peer Review: Final Research Thesis
Tues., April 23 Conferences: Bring original research questions, thesis statement, outline, note cards, works cited page, title page, first and second draft of paper.
Thurs., April 25 Conferences: Bring original research questions, thesis statement, outline, note cards, works cited page, title page, first and second draft of paper.
Tues., April 30

Conferences: Final Paper

Bring original research questions, thesis statement, outline, note cards, works cited page, title page, first and second draft of paper.

Thurs., May 2 Conferences: Final Paper

Bring original research questions, thesis statement, outline, note cards, works cited page, title page, first and second draft of paper. Conferences: Final Paper

Tues., May 7

All grammar assignments due

Grammar Review
Thurs., May 9

Final Research Paper Due

7:30 PM

Tues., May 14

Final Exam

Thurs., May 16

Final Exam