All resources in English Composition I
Leading up to a final argumentative research paper in my Composition 1 course, I spend several classes acquainting students with the differences between popular and peer-reviewed sources. This lesson plan spans 3 50-minute periods and includes how I move through teaching these types of sources and the resources that I use.
Material Type: Lesson Plan
The lecture begins describing that a T-Chart can be especially effective when writing a compare and contrast essay to better organize the ideas and details which may have been discovered after using the other prewriting activities such as brainstorming or freewriting on a compare and contrast topic. My lecture then moves on to describe the general layout of a simple T-Chart (topic: the advantages and disadvantages of living on campus) and then goes into further detail with another T-Chart (topic: contrasting high school and college regarding course schedules, homework load, and housing).
Material Type: Lecture Notes, Lesson