Recall what we talked about in class:
1. Consider the student you have in front of you.
2. Think about what you've asked them to do.
3. Think about what the student will do with that piece of writing next (revise, not revise, develop)
4. Think about what you need to communicate to help them to do what they have to do next with that text, and think about what the best way to communicate it to them (in writing, in a conference, a lot of information, not much information)
5. Think about how much time you have and can devote to responding.
We touched on this a little bit, but we didn't get too into it: A #6 is what can/should happen in class that will help all of the students move forward as writers, with a particular assignment, etc.
On our syllabus, you have a selection of pieces of student writing and the essay that you need to read in order to respond to that writing. I'm repeating that information here:
READ: Click here to read this essay, "Mixed Blood Stew", so that we can respond to Reading Journal Sample student writingStudent Writing.
Also: read and Respond to student writing. Click Here to access some sample student writing.
Remember the assignment (what I mean by #2 in the formula above) for reading journals. You can re-read it by clicking on this link here.
After you've read the above. In a post below, first, indicate wether you think each of the pieces of student writing are Acceptable or not Acceptable. If it's not acceptable, indicate why. Also, try to think about your answer to #6 above--no pressure, just see what you have to say.
Then, select one reading journal and indicate what you would say to this student about that piece of writing.
Finally, take a look at what your classmates have to say. Respond to at least two people. You can disagree, agree, like how they communicated something to a student, not like it. Whatever. What I don't want is to see you say "oh, yeah, I totally agree."
You have until I see you again, next week Monday, to complete this online assignment. Keep in mind, also, that on Monday, you should have the notes from your teacher ready to work on in class. The draft for workshopping will then get pushed to next week Wednesday.
Thanks for your patience. I hope you enjoy this assignment.