Composition for the College-Bound Student


In Class:


  • Grammar warm-up
  • Lecture: using sources
  • Analyze "The Case Against Single-Sex Classrooms"
  • Read chpt. 19 in Everything's an Argument
  • Create a slide show based on the five big ideas in the chapter. For each slide, include the following: the point, an example, an image that anchors the meaning of the point, and a question you could ask the audience to determine they understand the information.
  • Next class, we will finish the making the slide shows.
  • Collect cover letters
  • Watch 9/11 documentary--summary paragraph due next class.
  • Warm-up
  • Counselor presentation 
  • Collect college essays
  •  Warm-up
  • Collect outlines
  • Work time: college essay due next class--see rubric in homework section
 College Essay Rubric.doc
  • Warm-up
  • Writing conference: college essay topic
  • The outline is due next class.
  • Finish resilient tone charts
  • Complete Johns Hopkins Essay Feedback assignment College Essays that Worked
  • Choose topic for the college essay
  • Warm-up--choose grammar goals 
  • Lecture: Discovering Your Voice
  • Continue In 500 Words or Less
8/15 Warm-up
Introduction to Ms. Strong
Take notes on In 500 Words or Less

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