Opening Freewrite: Describe a time you were challenged in an academic setting.
Pair Share to get an idea of Audience for Essay #1.
Jen goes over the schedule and homework for the weekend.
Jen goes over the Essay #1 Assignment.
Opening Freewrite: What is the purpose of public education?
Why English 101? Why do you think the state requires everyone at every two and four year college to take this course?
What is Knowledge?
Again, Jen has kept these prompts general on purpose. We will watch a Ted Talk today (reenvisioned as an RSA Animate) that will help you understand why.
This Ted Talk will also explain some of the underpinnings to Jen’s pedagogy– why she has made certain choices in how she has designed English 101.