AS YOU KNOW, I'M TRYING TO KEEP YOU FROM PROCRASTINATING and that is why I am asking you, this week, to post initial ideas about your assignment design to this space. You do not need to respond to a colleague for this post. And remember: we will discuss your assignment in our short conference this week. So posting here only helps you prepare for that meeting.
WHAT TO POST: In roughly 300 words, identify what texts you intend to use in your assignment, what your learning goals are, and, finally a general idea of what the writing assignment looks like. Make an argument about why this idea is a good one--why students will learn what you think they'll learn, why they might not hate doing it, etc. Connect your choices back to things we've explored in class, and, in particular, connect your ideas to what you read in Kittle and Delpit for today's post. Directly address this in your post.