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Date

Class Activity/Reading Due

Assignments

3/30

Course Introduction

Quickwrites on various topics

HW:  Look up the California State Standards.  Be ready to report on what you find.

HW: Read Burke, p 6-27, 32-58 (response due 4/1)

4/1

Romeo and Juliet: Discuss strategies for introducing students to Shakespeare

HW:  Read Burke, p 58-112 (journal due 4/6)

4/6

R&J: Continue discussion; incorporate Burke into the discussion; performance-based instruction

 

4/8

R&J—rehearse scenes

ST—Teaching Shakespeare

4/13

R&L—perform scenes

 

4/15

The Scarlet Letter:  Discuss strategies for teaching the novel; the inquiry-based classroom

HW:  Read Hillocks, Johannessen (online) and Gellis (online) (response due 4/20)

4/20

SL:  Continue discussion, incorporating the readings into the discussion

ST—Censorship

4/22

SL:  Discuss/apply various strategies

ST—Literature Circles and Socratic Seminars

HW:  Read Ensrud (online), Schmit (online) and Burke, Ch. 9  (journal due on 4/27)

4/27

SL:  Discuss/apply various strategies

Assign Y/A reports

4/29

Poetry:  Strategies, practice, philosophy

ST—Teaching Poetry

HW:  Read Burke Ch. 8 & 10 (quickwrite on 5/4)

5/4

Poetry

Assign Lesson Plan, Pedagogy and Philosophy paper

5/5

Poetry

ST—Grammar

HW:  Read Alsup and Bush (online) (quickwrite on 5/11)

5/11

Poetry

ST—Vocabulary

5/13

Short Story:  Strategies, practice, philosophy

ST—Teaching Short Stories

5/18

Short Story

Y/A reports due

5/20

Short Story

ST—Y/A with classic texts

5/25

Memorial Day Holiday

 

5/27

Short Story

ST—Social Networking with Literature

6/1

Present Lesson Plans

 

6/3

Present Lesson Plans

Turn in Portfolio (include Field Experience Reflection, Philosophy and Pedagogy Paper, Written Lesson Plan, Y/A report, journals, quickwrites, responses) with Grade Rationale

6/10

4:30 pm-7 pm  Present Lesson Plans

 

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