Please note the abbreviations for course textbooks:
- TDW = Teaching Developmental Writing: Background Readings, by Susan Bernstein.
- BB = The Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Basic Writing by Chitralekha Duttagupta and Gregory R. Glau.
- Rose = Lives on the Boundary by Mike Rose (your pages may differ, there are several editions out)
- Carter =The Way Literacy Lives by Shannon Carter
- Haswell = Gaining Ground in College Writing by Rich Haswell
W1: Teaching of Writing, Philosophies of Teaching
- Reading discussed in class.
- Reading response 1 written in class.
- NCTE "Beliefs about the Teaching of Writing"
- Strickland & Strickland, "Education Begins with Philosophy" (copy)
- Lalicker, "A Basic Introduction to Basic Writing Program Structures" TDW (29-40)
W2: Student Experience
- Reading response, 9-6
- Rose, Lives on the Boundary
- Otte & Mlynarczyk, "Research" (BW, C4, 122-162) skim for ideas
- The Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Basic Writing, Third Edition (review in class)
W3: BW History
- Reading response, 9-13
- Otte & Mlynarczyk, "Historical Overview" (BW, Chapt. 1, 3-40)
- Carter, The Way Literacy Lives, Chapter 1 (1-13)--Historical perspective in Texas
- Shor, "Errors and Economics: Inequality Breeds Remediation" (p. 29-54), in Mainstreaming Basic Writers: Politics and Pedagogies of Access, ed. Gerri McNenny, Erlbaum, 2001. (Bell Library reserve)
W4: Defining BW & the BW Student
- Research Question/Proposal due today
- Reading response, 9-20
- Otte & Mlynarczyk, "Defining Basic Writing and Basic Writers" (BW, Chapt. 2, 41-77)
- Haswell, Part I, (1-62)
- Bring TDW and Haswell to class!
W5: Development and the Student Writer
- Interview report due today
- Reading response, 9-27
- Haswell, Chapters 3-7, p. 65-206
W6: Haswell's Gaining Ground
- Reading response, 10-4
- Haswell, Chapters 8-end (206-354)
W7: Assessment/Mainstreaming BW
- Midterm Exam (take home) distributed
- Reading response, 10-11
- TDW “Assessment” “CCCC Position Statement” (372-380)
- Agnew & McLaughlin "These Crazy Gates and How They Swing," (p. 85-100), in Mainstreaming Basic Writers: Politics and Pedagogies of Access, ed. Gerri McNenny, Erlbaum, 2001. (Bell Library reserve)
- Otte & Mlynarczyk, "Practices & Pedagogies," BW (78-121)
W8: Responding to Student Writing
- Midterm Exam (take home) due
- TDW, Shaughnessy, "Some New Approaches toward Teaching," (p. 2-14)
- Huot, "Reading Like a Teacher" (Re)Articulating Writing Assessment (Chapter 5, p. 109-136) (Bell Library reserve)
W9: Language Variation, Language Rights, Latino/a Students
- working annotated bib due today
- Reading response, 10-25
- Students' Right to Their Own Language, Conference on College Composition and Communication, p. 1-23.
- Anzaldua "How to Tame a Wild Tongue" (TDW, 301-311)--If you haven't read it before!
- Jordan "Nobody Mean More to Me Than You"(TDW, 340-355 or 312-325, depending on the edition)
- Jaffe, "Changing Perceptions, and Ultimately Practices, of BW Instructors through the Familia Approach" in Teaching Writing with Latino/a Students, p. 169-190 (reserve, Bell Library)
W10: Is Reading the Answer? The Reading/Writing Connection
- Nov 1
- Reading response, 11-1
- Leki, "Reciprocal Themes in ESL Reading and Writing" (TDW, 93-114)
- Haas & Flower, "Rhetorical Reading Strategies and the Construction of Meaning" (Writing about Writing, p. 120-136) (Bell Library reserve textbook for 1301 or come get a copy if you're not teaching FY Composition).
W11: The Future of Basic Writing/Basic Writing in the Public View
- Reading response, 11-8
- Peer review of Teaching Portfolios
W12: The Way Literacy Lives
- Teaching Portfolio due today
- Discussion of drafts of research projects
- Reading response, 11-15
- Brandt, Deborah, "Sponsors of Literacy" (Writing about Writing, p. 331-352) (Bell Library reserve textbook for 1301 or come get a copy if you're not teaching FY Composition).
- The Way Literacy Lives (chapters 1-3, pp. 1-60)
W13: The Way Literacy Lives
- Peer Review of drafts (online?)
- Email/give SWM a draft up to the 29th & get feedback.
- Reading response, 11-22
- The Way Literacy Lives (chapters 4-conclusion, pp. 61-152)
W14: Presentations of Research
- Email/give SWM a draft up to the beginning of class on the 29th & get feedback by Friday Dec. 2nd.
- conference presentations (5% toward grade)
- peer review research paper drafts (5% toward grade)
W15: Presentations of Research
- conference presentations (5% toward grade)
- Research Portfolio due
- In-class reflection on research
- MEET IN BH 111