APSI Language and Composition Schedule 2020

Daily Schedule

8:30-10:30 Live
11:00-12:00 Independent
12:00-12:45 “Office Hour” This is independent time, but I will be available live on Zoom for individual work and questions

Mon.-Thurs. Week 1

Monday, June 29:

  • Check in, Introductions, agenda, suggestions/question cards
  • Umbrella ideas
  • Language and rhetoric
  • Equity and access
  • Course overview and application to individual school environments; CED Introduction
  • Self-guided work:
    • Reading of assigned passages; application of rhetorical reading
    • Question Board Posts

Tuesday, June 30:

  • Introduction to early registration

  • Introduction to online resources

  • The test – What it is/What it measures

  • Course/syllabus design options/CED Framework continued

  • Self-guided work:

    • Analysis introduction
    • Analysis discussion
    • Analysis Continued—Additional approaches—Framework applications— Personal Progress check
    • Question/comment on-line board

Wednesday, July 1:

  • More on analysis—New Framework approaches/models/examples from the reading Texts to use to teach; Letters and speeches
  • Analysis rubric
  • Application to samples
  • Simulated reading/scoring of analysis
  • Self-guided work:
    • Letter Packet work—group breakouts
    • Discussion of issues with rubric; ideas for practical use
    • Question/comment on-line board

Thursday, July 2:

  • Analysis prompts and scaffolded approaches
  • Graphic organizers related to analysis
  • Lesson Prep
  • Self-guided work:
    • Introduction to argument
    • Parts and types of arguments; Arguments v. lists of complaints; Classical Argument; Narrowing arguments; Techniques for developing reasoning

Mon.-Thurs. Week 2

Monday, July 6:

  • Review questions
  • The possibilities of argument—An example
  • Sample argument texts and ways to approach—New Framework integration
  • Self-guided work:
    • Creating lessons for arguments/New Framework
    • Circle read
    • Daily takeaway 

Tuesday, July 7:

  • Synthesis introduction
  • Prompt examples
  • Categorization of sources; Dos and Don’ts of synthesis; Conversing with the sources
  • Self-guided work:
    • Graphs, charts, images
    • Mini –research partner project—create your own Synthesis or Lesson work

Wednesday, July 8:

  • Multiple Choice review and discussion
  • Early registration information/discussion/Framework questions
  • Self-guided work:
    • Lesson prep

Thursday, July 9:

  • Lesson Presentations
  • Recap/summary
  • A final reading