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August 15, 16

Read the course instructions for using Tapped In

Read the “Professional Code of Conduct” for Tapped In:

Read “Introduction to the User Interface” at

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Join the CompTech group created for this class

Sign the whiteboard in the CompTech classroom

Sometime in the first week or two, you may want to attend one of the “Tips and Tricks” orientations, if possible


July 19-23
Readings for Unit 1: General Pedagogy

Remember, to get a link to the fulltext availability of these articles, go to the citeulike library:

National Council of Teachers of English. "NCTE's Beliefs About the Teaching of Writing." NCTE publications. Nov 2004.

Materials for Writing Tutors, Dartmouth Writing Center.

Comber, Barbara. "Pedagogy as Work: Educating the Next Generation of Literacy Teachers." Pedagogies: An International Journal, 1.1. (2006), pp. 59-67. [you'll need the class password; posted on Tapped in]

Berlin, James. "Contemporary Composition: The Major Pedagogical Theories."
College English
, 44.8. (1982), pp. 765-777.
Stable URL:

Zamel, Vivian. "Recent Research on Writing Pedagogy." TESOL Quarterly 21. 4 (Dec., 1987), pp. 697-715.
* Stable URL:

July 26-30
Readings for Unit 2

"CCCC Position Statement on Teaching, Learning, and Assessing Writing in Digital Environments.”.

Richards, Geraldine A. “Why Use Computer Technology? .” The English Journal 90 (2000): 38–41.
Stable URL:

Alvermann, Donna E. "Why Bother Theorizing Adolescents' Online Literacies for Classroom Practice and Research?"Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 52.1 (Sep., 2008), pp. 8-19
# Stable URL:

Hughes, Joan. “Technology learning principles for preservice and in-service teacher education.” Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education 4 (2004).

Myers, J. & Beach, R. (2004). Constructing critical literacy practices through technology tools and inquiry. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education [Online serial], 4(3). Available:

Gainer, Jesse S. "Critical Media Literacy in Middle School: Exploring the Politics of Representation." Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 53.5 (Feb., 2010), pp. 364-373.
# Stable URL:

Simsek, Ozgur. "The Effect of Weblog Integrated Writing Instruction on Primary School Student Writing Performance."

And, a podcast: Blogging in College Writing Instruction (listen to the podcast by clicking on the link)

**Supplemental (apply to tutoring and reflection)

Harris, Muriel and Tony Silva. "Tutoring ESL Students: Issues and Options." College Composition and Communication 44 (1993): 525-537.


August 2-6
Readings for Unit 3
[Service Learning]

Linda A. Kassner. "Digging a Groundwork for Writing: Underprepared Students and Community Service Courses." College Composition and Communication, 46.4. (1995), pp. 552-555.

Aaron Schutz and Anne R. Gere. "Service Learning and English Studies: Rethinking 'Public' Service".
College English, 60. 2. (1998), pp. 129-149.

Steve Parks & Eli Goldblatt. "Writing beyond the Curriculum: Fostering New Collaborations in Literacy". College English, 62. 5. (2000), pp. 584-606.

Bruce Herzberg. "Community Service and Critical Teaching". College Composition and Communication, 45. 3. (1994), pp. 307-319.

Robert Putnam. "Bowling Alone." Journal of Democracy, Vol. 6, No. 1.

David E. Campbell. "Social Capital and Service Learning." PS: Political Science and Politics, 33. 3. (2000), pp. 641-645.

Brown, Danika M. "Part I: Theoretical Framework." Pulling it Together. 2003. 10-23[requires password posted in tapped in]

**Supplemental (apply to tutoring reflection)

Sommers, Nancy. "Responding to Student Writing." College Composition and Communication 33 (1982): 148-156.


August 9-13
Readings for Unit 4
[critical pedagogy]

Kanpol, Barry. "Critical Pedagogy For Beginning Teachers: the Movement From Despair To Hope." Online at Professor Zyngier's site.

"Paulo Freire." (read all of the sections) Rage and Hope. Online. 2004.

Keesing-Styles, Linda. "The Relationship between Critical Pedagogy and Assessment in Teacher Education" Radical Pedagogy 5.1 (Spring 2003)

Ohmann, Richard. "Introduction: Teaching in Bad Times." Radical Teacher 87


**Supplemental (apply to tutoring reflection)

Zamel, Vivian. "Responding to Student Writing." TESOL Quarterly 19 (1985): 79-101.

August 16-19
Readings for Final Assignment
[assignment design]

Ousley, Denise M. "Exploring Nonfiction through Depression-Era Letter Writing." The English Journal 91 (2002): 54-58.

Jolley, Susan A. "The Use of Slave Narratives in a High School English Class." The English Journal 91 (2002): 33-38.

Crank, Virginia. "” The Disney Dialogue Dilemma: Making Cultural Analysis Matter in Composition”." Academic Exchange Quarterly 9 (2005).

Jenseth, Richard. "Understanding Hiroshima: An Assignment Sequence for Freshman English." College Composition and Communication 40 (1989): 215-219.



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