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Eng12 ERWC: 3
Instructor: Stewart   
†The goal of the Expository Reading and Writing Course is to prepare college-bound seniors for the literacy demands of higher education. Through a sequence of ten rigorous instructional modules, students in this yearlong, rhetoric-based course develop advanced proficiency in expository, analytical, and argumentative reading and writing. The cornerstone of the courseóthe assignment templateópresents a process for helping students read, comprehend, and respond to nonfiction and literary texts. Modules also provide instruction in research methods and documentation conventions. Students will be expected to increase their awareness of the rhetorical strategies employed by authors and to apply those strategies in their own writing. They will read closely to examine the relationship between an authorís argument or theme and his or her audience and purpose; to analyze the impact of structural and rhetorical strategies; and to examine the social, political, and philosophical assumptions that underlie the text. By the end of the course, students will be expected to use this process independently when reading unfamiliar texts and writing in response to them. Course texts include contemporary essays, newspaper and magazine articles, editorials, reports, biographies, memos, assorted public documents, and other nonfiction texts.† Written assessments and holistic scoring guides conclude each unit.†
Announcements
PSAs, Open Letters, or Speeches Due Friday, May 6
For the "Language, Gender, and Culture" module, students will submit one of the following: a 30 second to three minute PSA (in mp4 or .mov format), including a typed transcript of any dialogue or text in the PSA and a recounting of how the PSA appeals to ethos, pathos, and logos; an open letter to an individual, group, or organization of 1/1/2 to 2 pages in length, following standard business letter format; or a three-five minute speech (including transcript) delivered to the class. This assignment should be focused on an issue or cause the student finds important. Conscious effort should be made to focus on ethos, pathos, and logos appeals.
Multi-Genre Portfolio and Reflective Essay on It Due Thursday, March 17
Students should submit a portfolio with a seven-paragraph essay reflecting on the work that went into the portfolio followed by the five portfolio pieces. Each piece should come from a different quadrant in Activity 15. Each genre piece should be on its own page.
Brave New World Partial Essay Due Monday, February 29, by Midnight
Students should submit an introductory paragraph and conclusion to the essay prompt for Brave New World. Partial essays need to submitted in MLA format to turnitin.com. Essays should contain a works cited page. Essay prompt can be found in the Brave New World folder on this fusion page.
Notebook Check #3 Thursday/Friday February 18 and 19
Student notebooks will be checked for completion of vocabulary list #3 as well as ERWC Activities 1, 2, and 4 from the "Bring-a-Text to Class" module.
Brave New World Quiz Over Chapters 16-18 Friday, February 19
Brave New World Quiz Over Chapters 1-3 Friday, January 15
Use the study guide in the Brave New World folder on this page to prepare for Friday's quiz. You may print out the study guide with answers to use on the quiz if you wish.
Return Signed Course Syllabus
Students received a copy of the course syllabus in class on Thursday. Please return the signed syllabus by Friday, August 21. This counts as a grade in the class.
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Class Supplies
 Attention ERWC students.  The following supplies would be helpful for class this year: a composition book; a notebook with plenty of college ruled paper; pencils (standard or mechanical); blue or black pens; and three different color highlighters.
Discussion Topics
Files
 Charting Multiple Texts.pdf
This file contains a chart for keeping track of important ideas when reading multiple texts.
 Common Core Rubrics_Gr11-12.pdf
This file contains rubrics for assessing argumentative, narrative, and informative essays.
 CSU Scoring Rubric.pdf
This rubric is used for scoring twelfth grade district benchmarks.
 MLA Report Template.docx
This interactive template will help in producing a paper in correct MLA format.
 MLA Style Essay Format - Word Tutorial.mov
This youtube file contains step-by-step instructions on how to properly format your papers in MLA style.
 Office 365 Log In Directions.pdf
Office 365 Log In Instructions
 Rhetorical Precis Revision.pdf
This file contains the template for writing a rhetorical precis.
Homework
No "Homework" exist(s)

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