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Course Schedule

Please note the abbreviations for course textbooks:

  • TDW = Teaching Developmental Writing: Background Readings, by Bernstein.
  • BB = "The Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Basic Writing," by Linda Adler-Kassner and Gregory R. Glau.
  • BW = "Basic Writing As A Political Act: Public Conversations About Writing and Literacies" by Linda Adler-Kassner and Susanmarie Harrington.
  • MBW = "Mainstreaming Basic Writers: Politics and Pedagogies of Access" by Gerri McNenny and Sally Fitzgerald.
  • Schedule in Word

Week One: Teaching of Writing, Learning Goals, Programs, Philosophies of Teaching

Tuesday, January 16

Thursday, January 18th

  • Readings due:
    • JBW Del Principe “Paradigm Clashes...” (64-81)
    • TDW Gibson “From the Peculiar Case...” (100-112)

W2: Student Perspectives

January 23

  • reading response week 2
  • Strickland & Strickland, "Education Begins with Philosphy" (copy)
  • TDW Maher (56-72) “You Probably Don’t Know...”
  • TDW Green (73-82) “My Uncle’s Guns”

January 25

  • TDW Shaughnessy (2-14)
  • MBW, Singer, (copy)

W3: Language Rights, Latino/a Students

Jan 30

Feb 1


W4: Linguistic Diversity, Grammar Instruction

Feb 6

Feb 8


BW Research, History of the Field, Autonmous Literacy

Feb 13

  • reading response week 5a
  • BB Adler-Kassner and Glau (8-21)
  • BW “What We Talk About When We Talk About Writing” (2-14)

Feb 15


BW and Media, Public, and Politics

Feb 20

  • reading response week 6a
  • BW “Looking Outward” (61-82)
  • BWM “What the Public Has to Say About Writing” (17-18) (reserve/copy)

Feb 22

  • reading response week 6b
  • MBW Foreword and Preface (vii-xvi)
  • MBW Fitzgerald “The Context Determines our Choice” (215-223)

Mainstreaming BW

Feb 27

Mar 1?


Mainstreaming BW, Assessment, Failure, Race

Mar 6

Mar 8


Spring Break (March 12-16)


ESL/EFL, 1.5 generation immigrant

Mar 20

Mar 22 NO CLASS: Susan in NY for CCCC conference

  • Last day to drop a class
  • Peer review DRAFT OF RESEARCH PAPER--CAN BE DONE WHERE/WHENEVER
  • Observe teacher

ESL/EFL, 1.5 generation immigrant

Mar 27 Research Portfolio due

Mar 29


Adult Learners, Learning Disabilities

Apr 3

Apr 5

  • reading response week 11b
  • TDW Bruch (164-173)
  • Teacher interview/observation draft due; discussion in groups; “what did we learn?” discussion; revised/final due 4/10

Learning Disabilities, Personal/Academic Writing Controversy

Apr 10

Apr 12

  • Reading/responding to student writing (read drafts)

Learning Disabilities, Personal/Academic Writing Controversy

Apr 17

Apr 19

  • Haas Writing Awards & De los Santos reading, 5:30-7:30, CI 128

Two Year Colleges & Mainstreamed BW

Apr 24

  • Reflection on Responding due
  • Peer review of presentation drafts, ppt, handouts

Apr 26

  • Conference Presentations

May 1

  • Last day of class
  • Conference Presentations

Power Point Presentations


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