Check List

Week 1 Jan 9-15

  • Blog set up, post, make nice
  • Join secret group on FB and post
  • “Like” other posts on FB

Week 2 Jan 16-22*

  • Reading Assignment: Otte/Mlynarczyk book, intro, chapters 1-2.
  • Blog post (Thursday noon)**
  • FB post (anytime after blogs are posted and before the Sunday 8 pm deadline for reflective bits–but engage in conversation on FB as often as you can, really)
  • Peer responses to blogs and FB posts and “like” for a lot of FB posts–just to be kind. You may of course, respond to more blog posts of FB posts than the ones in your group. That would be working in the A level realm. (Sunday 8 pm)
  • Submit reflective text to BB–triggers grading for the week. (Sunday 8 pm)

* I’ll be posting the reading assignment each of these weeks, too. If there are particular foci I want you working on, I’ll say that, too. Specifics will be listed in the Reading/Writing page, always, but I’ll be sure some IDEA of it all will be here, too, so you can use this page to double check you are on the right track.

** This is generally what will be required every week. When anything changes, I will let you know AND change it here.

Week 3 Jan 23-29

  • Reading: two articles in JBW that you can find here–a short intro to the JBW first issue by Mina Shaughnessy and the last article by Isabella Halsted–this is all about error and we’ll be starting Shaughnessy’s book, Errors & Expectations next week, so this week’s reading is good support for that next reading.
  • Blog post. (Thursday noon)–focus on how you have felt about having error pointed out to you, perhaps to the exclusion of your brilliance–text-to-self. We’ve all felt “less than” at some point, even if it wasn’t in writing. Talk some about ANY experience in which you’ve felt like criticism was crushing rather than uplifting and motivating. Think about how you could have learned better with better guidance. How could you have changed someone’s approach to teaching you? How does that make you think about teaching and error now?
  • FB post. (due between when blogs are due and the Sunday night 8 pm)
  • Peer responses to blogs and FB posts and “like” for a lot of FB posts. (Sunday 8 pm)
  • Submit reflective text to BB–triggers grading for the week. (Sunday 8 pm)

Week 4 Jan 30-Feb 5

  • Reading: Errors & Expectations by Mina Shaughnessy, Chapters Intro (1), 2, 3, 4.
  • Blog post–500 words. (Thursday noon)
  • FB post. (between blog posts and Sunday 8 pm)
  • Peer responses to blogs and FB posts and “like” for a lot of FB posts. (Sunday 8 pm)
  • Submit reflective text to BB–triggers grading for the week–500 words. (Sunday 8 pm)
  • Don’t forget to be engaged with your group members’ blogs and on FB. Engage. Jean Luc Picard style. Thank you.

Week 5 Feb 6-12

  • Reading: Finish Shaughnessy’s book: Chapters 5,6,7,8.
  • Blog post. (Thursday noon–400 words)
  • FB post. (between blog posts and Sunday 8 pm)
  • Peer responses to blogs and FB posts and “like” for a lot of FB posts. (Sunday 8 pm)
  • Submit reflective text to BB–triggers grading for the week–400 words. (Sunday 8 pm)

Week 6 Feb 13-19

  • Reading–can be found on BB:

“On the Academic Margins: Basic Writing Pedagogy” by Deborah Mutnick (2001) in A Guide to Composition Pedagogies (Oxford UP), edited by Gary Tate, Amy Rupiper, Kurt Schick.

“Basic Writing Pedagogy: Shifting Academic Margins in Hard Times” by Deborah Mutnick and Steve Lamos (2014) in A Guide to Composition Pedagogies (Oxford UP), edited by Gary Tate, Amy Rupiper Taggart, Kurt Schick, and H. Brooke Hessler.

  • Blog post. (Thursday noon–500 words)
  • FB post. (between blog posts and Sunday 8 pm)
  • Peer responses to blogs and FB posts and “like” for a lot of FB posts. (Sunday 8 pm)
  • Submit reflective text to BB–triggers grading for the week–500 words. (Sunday 8 pm)

Week 7 Feb 20-26

  • Reading: Chapters 3, 4, 5 in Basic Writing by George Otte and Rebecca Williams Mlynarczyk from the WAC Clearinghouse web site in their book list. http://wac.colostate.edu/books/basicwriting/ You’ve already read Chapters, Intro through 2. Please read Chapters, 3, 4, 5. Also please review the appendix.
  • Blog post. (Thursday noon)–focus on comparing readings and who’s who.
  • FB post. (between blog posts and Sunday 8 pm)–focus on appendix in Otte/Mlynarczyk book
  • Peer responses to blogs and FB posts and “like” for a lot of FB posts. (Sunday 8 pm)
  • Submit reflective text to BB–triggers grading for the week. (Sunday 8 pm)

Week 8 Feb 27-Mar 5

  • Reading: Reconnecting Reading and Writing by Alice Horning & Elizabeth W. Kraemer. Read Overview, Part I. Download here: https://wac.colostate.edu/books/reconnecting/
  • Blog post. (Thursday noon)
  • FB post. (between blog posts and Sunday 8 pm)
  • Peer responses to blogs and FB posts and “like” for a lot of FB posts. (Sunday 8 pm)
  • Submit reflective text to BB–triggers grading for the week. (Sunday 8 pm)–this week it’s longer and a literacy narrative with three parts, 1200 words.

Week 9 Mar 6-12

  • Reading: Reconnecting Reading and Writing by Alice Horning & Elizabeth W. Kraemer. Read Overview, Part II. Download here: https://wac.colostate.edu/books/reconnecting/
  • Blog post. (Thursday noon)
  • FB post. (between blog posts and Sunday 8 pm)
  • Peer responses to blogs and FB posts and “like” for a lot of FB posts. (Sunday 8 pm)
  • Submit reflective text to BB–triggers grading for the week. (Sunday 8 pm)

Week 10 Mar 13-19–This week is Spring Break

Reading: Reconnecting Reading and Writing by Alice S. Horning & Elizabeth W. Kraemer, here. Part III with appendices.

No blog or reflection writing is due, but at the end of the week, please post to FB about the below.

Watching: Looking at the creation of knowledge outside the academy–mostly:

Everything is a remix. ~Kirby Ferguson

Everything is a remix. ~Kirby Ferguson

NOW for FB, what does this mean for teaching BW? That’s the big question for this week.

Week 11 Mar 20-26

  • Writing: Part III of Reconnecting.
  • Blog post. (Thursday noon)–see longer directions for details of foci.
  • FB post. (between blog posts and Sunday 8 pm)
  • Peer responses to blogs and FB posts and “like” for a lot of FB posts. (Sunday 8 pm)
  • Submit reflective text to BB–triggers grading for the week. (Sunday 8 pm)

Week 12 Mar 27-Apr 2

  • Blog post. (Thursday noon)–your focus–500 words
  • FB post. (between blog posts and Sunday 8 pm)
  • Peer responses to blogs and FB posts and “like” for a lot of FB posts. (Sunday 8 pm)
  • Submit reflective text to BB–triggers grading for the week. (Sunday 8 pm)–this should be a proposal of sorts or a general plan of action for your bigger project(s)–500 words

Week 13 Apr 3-9

  • Reading: Focused on your research project(s).
  • Blog post. (Thursday noon)–update colleagues on progress. 300-500 words
  • FB post. (between blog posts and Sunday 8 pm)–interact regarding project(s).
  • Peer responses to blogs and FB posts and “like” for a lot of FB posts. (Sunday 8 pm)
  • Submit reflective text to BB–triggers grading for the week. (Sunday 8 pm)–drafts of your project(s). 300-500 words

Week 14 Apr 10-16

  • Reading: Focused on your research project(s). 300-500 words
  • Blog post. (Thursday noon)–update colleagues on progress.
  • FB post. (between blog posts and Sunday 8 pm)–interact regarding project(s).
  • Peer responses to blogs and FB posts and “like” for a lot of FB posts. (Sunday 8 pm)
  • Submit reflective text to BB–triggers grading for the week. (Sunday 8 pm)–drafts of your project(s). 300-500 words

Week 15 Apr 17-23

  • Reading: Focused on your research project(s). 300-500 words
  • Blog post. (Thursday noon)–update colleagues on progress.
  • FB post. (between blog posts and Sunday 8 pm)–interact regarding project(s).
  • Peer responses to blogs and FB posts and “like” for a lot of FB posts. (Sunday 8 pm)
  • Submit reflective text to BB–triggers grading for the week. (Sunday 8 pm)–drafts of your project(s). 300-500 words

 

Week 16 Apr 24-25

Final projects due on blog. Details will be forthcoming regarding requirements: content/length, etc.

Dead Day Apr 26

Final Exams Apr 27, May 1-3

“Exit” reflection due on blogs. “Goodbye” due on FB. Details of this TBA.

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