EDU 300 Writing in Education
FA 2006 HOB
Hennessy, Gail B.
Copley Room 211
M, T, Th, F 8:30-10:00
Aug 22-Dec.12 (final Dec. 12, 10:15-12:15)
EN 105 & En 106, passing the WCT, 15 education hours
Fletcher, Ralph. What a Writer Needs. Portsmouth: Heinemann, 1993.
Buckner, Aimee. Notebook Know-How. Portland: Stenhouse, 2005.
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor believes that writing clearly and effective is essential. It is the responsibility of every educator to write well and use the necessary skills to provide students in his or her classroom with ways to develop their writing skills. Stating that premise the instructor will engage each learner in a variety of writing activities with the objective of developing written communication, reflective thinking and writing, and critical analysis
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Lesson plan using Student written story/book
1. Class Participation
· discussing the quality indicators and looking at your personal strengths and weaknesses in writing with the willingness to share what you have learned
· reading assignments before their due dates enabling you to participate intelligently in discussions.
· willingly sharing your reflections of the readings both in the text, articles, in class writings, etc.
· discussing issues and topics brought up in class, listening to, and respecting others as they share. Everyone is expected to speak up during class discussions, not just a few students.
2. Quality Indicators
An objective of this course is for each student to write the needed quality indicators and/or performance indicators for their professional portfolio. It will be imperative that you have your materials organized, that you participate in class discussions of the indicators, and you have and turn in the quality indicators on the due dates.
3. Resource Notebook
This is an organizational activity arranging materials collected (i.e. writing activities, reflective writings, revision and editing chart, in class writings, handouts, etc.). This is to be submitted on the due date. Its organization will be individual preference, but easily understood and deemed functional by the instructor.
4. Chapter Reflections
For each assigned chapter in the text(s) you will write a reflection about what you have read prior to the class discussion. Your reflections will be specific asking you to focus your thoughts on particular questions, topics, etc. The reflections should be typed and will be due the day the chapter(s) are discussed.
You will read 3 professional articles/writings that you will need to do an annotation or a reflection. Criteria will be given to you prior to each reading.
6. In Class Writings
You will be given topics/suggestions/etc. that are possible classroom writing activities that you will be expected to do during class. You will keep these in your resource notebook and label "In Class Writings". You will be expected to share these with your peers.
7. CORE ASSESSMENT Writing a Book for the Classroom and Developing a Lesson Plan to focus on the Writing Process
You will be writing a book that will be published. The company producing the book has directions that must be followed for successful production of the book. You will also do a rough draft since the final is what is actually published. Do not let technology deter you from completing this project to the best of your ability. If you feel it is necessary to use technology, you must plan in advance since technology does not always work as anticipated. There is a firm date that the book must be finished since the company must meet their publishing deadlines.
Also part of the requirement will be a reflective piece about the writing of your book. Criteria will be given to you at the time it is assigned. This activity will stress higher level outcomes: application to the classroom, analysis, synthesis/creative thinking, and evaluation/critical thinking. This activity will be keyed to various MOSTEP standards so you can use it as an “artifact” in your departmental portfolio.
After publication you will design a lesson plan that uses your book to teach the development of writing skills/ideas or the writing process. You will read your book and present your lesson plan to your peers. You will be assessed on your ability to use your book to teach a lesson. Part of your requirement will be a reflective piece about the process and the presentation. You will receive a core assessment rubric to help with the development of this process. This activity will be keyed to various MOSTEP standards so you can use it as an “artifact” in your departmental portfolio.
The final exam will be a project based exam. You will be able to select an option from a list of possibilities. Options will vary, but each will stress higher level outcomes: application to the classroom, analysis, synthesis/creative thinking, and evaluation/critical thinking. They will be keyed to various MOSTEP standards so you can use them as “artifacts” in your departmental portfolio.
Attendance 2 points each session
Quality Indicators 10 points each (rough draft included in 10 pts)
Standards 10 points each(child/family, early childhood)
Revision/Error Chart 15 points
Academic Article Annotations 15 points each
Chapter Reflections 5 points each
In Class Writing Activities 5 points each
Resource Notebook 15 points
Final 40 points
Book 50 points
Reflective Writing-Writing Process 20 points
Book Reading/Lesson Presentation 30 points
Written Lesson Plan 25 points
Reflective Writing from CARS 25 points
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Timely completion is built into some assignment criteria. Late work of daily assignments (i.e. quality indicators/standards, reflective writing, academic articles, etc.) will be accepted up to one week late, but the grade will be reduced. Late submission of resource notebook, book submission, book sharing/lesson plan, and final will result in a grade reduction of 25%. Absolutely no late work will be accepted after the assigned time of the final. Any missing assignments after the finals date will be recorded as a “zero”. The children's book has to published on a date that was set spring, 2006. Each student must plan accordingly. No exceptions can be made since the book is the core assessment for this class; it is mandatory that the due dates are met.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
As future teachers, the students in the environment should practice the dispositions that are listed in the Philosophy and Frameworks of the Education Department. In short each member of the class should be polite, focused, and a positive participant in the classroom. Everyone should be willing to share ideas and listen to others respectfully.
As computers and technology have made writing and revising easier and more productive, they have also created unique problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash. Be sure to save your work for backup purposes. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines. The core assessment, a children's book, will be sent for publication on a predetermined date. Since many students want to use the computer for the book, it is essential that students plan ahead and do test runs prior to the actual due date ensuring that the book is completed as desired. The company publishes on a certain date and all books must be sent at the same time to meet the deadline for publication. Using a computer is not a requirement for completion of the book.
Course introduction, in class writing
Assignment: Have a notebook to organize material (quality indicators, notes, readings, reflections, etc, Fletcher, Intro type reflection to discuss and turn in on Aug. 24)
Importance of Writing, Triangular Perspective, Discuss Intro, Handout book packets, Brief discusssion of book
Assignment: Fletcher Ch. 1 (type reflection & discussion 8-29) Read book packet throughly. Will discuss the book 8-29
Discussion of BOOK, In-class writing, Fletcher ch.1
Assignment: BOOK is due Oct. 10, reflection of writing process of book is due Oct. 12
Fletcher ch 2 (8-31)
Discussion of Writing Quality Indicators/Standards, Writing guidelines for indicators/standards, Fletcher ch. 2, Love of Language
Assignment: Bring drafts of 1.1.1 & 1.1.2 9-5 for peer review, Fletcher Ch. 3 (9-5)
In class writing, Peer Review of 1.1.1 & 1.1.2, Reinforce guidelines
Assignment: Fletcher ch. 4 & 5(9-7), Re-do 1.1.1 & 1.1.2 and turn in drafts 9-7.
Discuss BOOK, Fletcher 4 & 5, Specificity and Character Development, Academic Article, In class writing
Assignment: Book is due Oct. 10, Fletcher Ch. 6 (9-12)
Voice, Academic Article
Assignment: Academic Article Annotation (9-19), Fletcher 7 & 8 (9-14)
Discuss individual learning of revision and errors, Fletcher 7 & 8 Beginnings/Endings
Assignment: Bring in "stuff" about your book for peer discussion, Annotation for article due 9-19, Re-do of 1.1.1 & 1.1.2 due 9-21 (not required -- if want to have re-graded)
In class Writing, Discuss BOOK with peers, Motivation, Discuss academic article
Assignment: Fletcher 9 (9-21)
Discuss Fletcher 9, Tension, Choice quality indicator/standard
Assignment: Quality Indicator/Standard due 9-28
Fletcher 10 (9-26)
Graves DVD, Discussion of Writer and Teacher of Writing
Assignment: Fletcher 11 & 12 (9-28), Choice Quality Indicator/Standard due 9-28
Discuss NCTE beliefs about teaching of writing
Assignment: Fletcher 13 & Final Thoughts (10-3) Make sure that you have the text Notebook Know-How -- readings will start after fall break, In Class Writing and peer discussion
Final wrap up on Fletcher, Discuss NCTE beliefs about teaching of writing -- thoughts on how beliefs/ideas fit into your thinking
Assignment: Book is due Oct.10 – includes rough draft, final of the book in the packet in order, the letter signed for the publisher, reflection on writing process of the book is due Oct. 12
Discuss Writing Process, 6 Traits, etc.
Assignment: Book due Oct. 10, Reflection is due 10-12, Notebook Know-How 1st reading/reflection due 10-26, Re-do of choice quality indicator/standard due 10-24 if want re-graded
BOOK is due!!! 6 Traits, Discuss Error/Revision Chart
Assignment: Book reflection is due 10-12
Hand in Reflection of Writing Process of Book and Discuss
Discuss Writing Process
Assignment: Academic article (10-26), Buckner Ch. 1 (10-26), Re-do, if wish, of Choice Quality Indicator/Standard (10-24)
6 Traits -- Looking at individual traits and children's literature
Assignment: Academic article (10-26), Buckner Ch. 1 (10-26),
Writer's Notebook, Graves DVD, In class writing
Assignment: Buckner ch. 2(10-31), Indicator for EDU 300 (11-9), Book Reading/Lesson Plan (11-28), Error/Revision Chart (11-30), Reflection from CARS (11-5), Final (12-7), Resource Notebook (12-7)
Discuss Writer's Notebook, Peer discussion of EDU 300 Indicator
Assignment: Buckner Ch. 3 (11-2)
Discuss Writer's Workshop, In-class writing
Assignment: Buckner Ch. 4 & 5 (11-7), Academic Article (11-9), EDU Indicator (11-9)
Discuss Writer's Workshop
Assignment: Ch. 6 (11-9)
Discuss Academic Articles, In-class writing
Assignment: Buckner Ch. 7(11-14)
Discuss Writing Objectively, Spelling
Discuss Writing Objectively, Allowing written expression that fits the child's life (journal article)
Assignment: Book Reading/Lesson Plan (11-28), Error/Revision Chart (11-30), Reflection from CARS (11-5), Final (12-7), Resource Notebook (12-7)
In class discussion of ideas/thoughts about writing thus far
Share Book Reading/Lesson Plan
Finish Sharing, Hand in and discuss error/revision chart
In class writing, finish discussion of writing
Share final projects with class, hand in resource notebook
Final 10:15-12:15 REQUIRED MEETING
Notice: Absolutely no late work will be accepted after the designated final date. Dec. 12 at 10:15 am.
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