Lesson Plans

Revision Unit
Context: For a transfer section of First-Year Composition, the instructor and I wanted to challenge the students to engage more critically with their writing. I developed a revision process including four drafts and multiple modes of engagement, including peer and mentor meetings. A few sample lessons from this unit, including an introduction to Visual Analysis and a few revision demonstrations follow:

Literature Discussion
Context: This First-Year Composition course utilized identity as a guiding theme. Students were asked to engage with topics like race, gender, and sexuality and to question their own relationship to those topics in their writing. For one unit in the class, we read Jandy Nelson’s I’ll Give You the Sun. I led the following discussion on November 02, 2018:

Audience Lesson
Context: In my first semester mentoring, students were struggling with considerations of audience in their writing. The instructor and I also noticed that they were unable to talk about topics that they did not find personally relevant. In response, I developed the following audience lesson, with a focus on the LGBTQ+ community: