ETAP 530: Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
Spring, 2011
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{Note: Reading assignments for each week are listed by author's last name and a brief title. ERES refers to electronic reserve. Refer to the list of course readings for more information about accessing ERES and for full bibliographic information.

Dates for the study group discussions of summary/response papers are noted with "Study Groups convene" in purple coloring.}

Week 1
January 20
Introduction to Course
Week 2
January 27
What is Writing? What is Literacy?
Draft of Literacy Narrative due
Readings: Baca, “Becoming a Poet” (ERES); hooks, “Talking Back” (ERES); Yagelski, “Literacy in Our Lives” (ERES)
Week 3
February 3

Managing the Writing Process
Revised Draft of Literacy Narrative due
Readings: Smith, “Myths of Literacy” (ERES); Yagelski, “Entering the Conversations” (ERES)

Week 4
February 10

Writing and Adolescents Today
Finished Draft of Literacy Narrative due
Study Groups convene
Readings: Applebee & Langer, “State of Writing Instruction” (ERES); The Neglected “R” (ERES); Daniels, Zemelman, and Steineke, Content-Area Writing (ch. 1, “Writing in the Content Areas,” pp. 1-19)

Week 5
February 17

Reading and Adolescents Today
Study Groups convene
Readings: Daniels & Zemelman, Subjects Matter (ch. 1, “Reading for Real,” pp. 1-18); Phelps, Ten Years of Research (ERES).

Week 6
February 24

No Class (Holiday)

Week 7
March 3

Writing, Reading and Thinking
Interim Report on Case Study Assignment due
Study Groups convene
Readings: Daniels & Zemelman, Subjects Matter (ch. 2, “How Smart Readers Think,” pp. 21-32); Emig, “Writing as a Mode of Learning” (ERES)

Week 8
March 10

Literacy and Content-Area Learning: Writing to Learn
Draft of Case Study Assignment due
Readings: Graham & Perin, Writing Next (ERES); Daniels, Zemelman, and Steineke, Content-Area Writing (ch. 2, “Writing to Learn,” pp. 20-29)

Week 9
March 17

Literacy and Content-Area Learning: Reading to Learn
Revised Draft of Case Study Assignment due
Study Groups convene
Readings: Using Young-Adult Literature (ERES); Ivey & Fisher, Creating Literacy-Rich Schools for Adolescents (ERES)

Week 10
March 24

Instructional Strategies: Managing Writing and Reading
Finished Version of Case Study Assignment due
Study Groups convene
Readings: Olson & Land, “Cognitive Strategies for ELLs” (ERES); Faulkner, “Like You Have a Bubble” (ERES)

Week 11
March 31

Culture and Difference in Literacy and Teaching
Study Groups convene
Readings: Lu, “From Silence to Words” (ERES); Jordan, “Nobody Mean More” (ERES)

Week 12
April 7

Assessment
Readings: Albertson & Marwitz, “Silent Scream” (ERES); Anderson & Speck, “Suggestions” (ERES)

Week 13
April 14

Technologies for Writing and Reading

Draft of Unit Plan due
Readings: Herrington & Moran, “Teaching the New Writing” (ERES); Writing, Technology, and Teens (ERES)

Week 14
April 21

No class (Holiday)

Week 15
April 28

Work on Unit Plan
Revised Draft of Unit Plan due

Friday, May 6

Final reflective essay due
Unit Plan due