Determining Your Final Course Grade
Your grade will be comprised of the points your individual writing assignments accrue.
**Please be aware that our schedule may change due to the nature of a writing course and the progress made by the class.
Assignments and Points – Advanced Composition for Future Teachers Pts. Possible Due Date
Blog 1: “Theoretical Foundations” 10 Friday, August 28
Blog 2: “Reading Classrooms…” 10 Friday, September 4
Blog 3: “We Want to Work…” 10 Friday, September 11
Blog 4: Freedom Writers Response 10 Friday, September 18
Blog 5: “Ideology and Life…” 10 Friday, September 25
Blog 6: “Engaging Apolitical… “ 10 Friday, October 2
Blog 7: The Partials 10 Friday, October 9
Blog 8: English 130 Syllabus Response 10 Friday, October 16
Blog 9: Classroom Observation 10 Friday, October 23
Blog 10: 30 Ideas for teaching 10 Friday, October 30
Blog 11: Picking a Genre 10 Friday, November 6
Blog 12: “We Know What…” 10 Friday, November 13
Blog 13: Reflection on Writing 10 Friday, November 20
Blogs are worth a total of 130 points and 13% of your grade.
Microtheme #1 170 Sunday, September 13
Microtheme #2 170 Sunday, October 11
Microtheme #3 170 Sunday, November 15
Microtheme essays are worth a total of 510 points and 51% of your grade.
Midterm Video Response 150 Sunday, October 25
At Mid-term each of you will create a 6-minute video that highlights one of our course materials and how you conceptualize using the ideas in that source in your own classroom. This video should analyze and synthesize how the pedagogy we have read informs us about the classroom. You should be able to think of possible directions for this video through the Microtheme Essays and the daily Blog postings. They should be an in-depth look at how the classroom and especially, reading and writing within it, works. This video will be executed.
The Mid-term Video Response will be worth 150 points and 15% of your grade.
Final Project 210 Friday, December 18 at 5 pm The final in our class will be a project where you create a course design for either an elementary, middle-school, high-school, or college writing classroom. You will work on the course design during the last few weeks of the semester.
This project will also include a pedagogical response that explains why you have utilized the materials you have chosen in your course design. Both the course design and the pedagogical response are due for the final. The same rules apply: correct MLA or APA format, in-depth in scope, clean and clear grammar and spelling, and turned in to turnitin.com for compliance with rules of plagiarism.
Your course design can be completed through many mediums (website, Word doc, Google Slides, Prezi, Excel Spreadsheet…).
The Final Course design and pedagogical response are worth 220 points and 22% of your grade.