The Teaching of Composition English 410 Fall 07
Dr. D. R. Ransdell
Lindemann, Erika. A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers. 4th ed. NY: Oxford UP, 2001.
Murray, Donald. The Craft of Revision. 5th ed. Boston: Thomson, 2004.
Copies of your assignments and reports for the class
Hacker, Diana. Rules for Writers. New York: Bedford, 2004. (or any standard grammar book)
Course Description: This class is designed to help you prepare for teaching writing in a variety of primary or secondary school environments. We will discuss writing pedagogy; we’ll also practice writing and responding to assignments.
Responding to Readings—15%
Responding to Assignments—30%
Constructing a Writing Unit—15%
Responding to Readings: This is your space to interact with the material we’re reading for class. Word-process your responses and bring them to class so that you can share them with classmates.. (Hard copies, not electronic attachments.) Please provide a word count. 500 words or more= 10 points; 450= 9 pts; 400= 8 pts, etc.
Late Work: Late responses to readings (not submitted during class on the due date) will be marked down 20% per class period late, but responses to your classmates’ assignments cannot be submitted late.