(In small groups, use one piece of chart paper to recall everything we should DO in our college essays, based on yesterday's lessons, clip, and articles/samples...use a second piece of chart paper to chart College Essay Don'ts. This will help students do most of the review and allow the teacher to comment only as needed.)
Q&A from yesterday: Read & answer any questions from the exit slips
Homework Share out: What surprised you in the Family & Friend Inventory? What was confirmed?
Create Chart: Positive Qualities, Stylistic Techniques, Potential Problems/What We Dislike
UC Prompt #1, "Your world": "Baking" essay
UC Prompt #1, "Your world": "Softball" essay
UC Prompt #2, "Talent": "Marathon" essay
Supplemental Prompt, "Talent": "Hurdles" essay
Common App Prompt #1, The "Stroller" essay
Common App Prompt #1: The "Iranian-American" essay
Partner share: What's going well? What will you work on next?
Writing time: Select one of the prompts to respond to. Use the samples to help guide you and generate ideas.
Introduce Peer Response Protocol and use protocol to review a partner's draft.
Writing time: Make revisions or add to your draft based on the comments from the protocol. Continue to use the samples/articles to help guide you and generate ideas.
Exit Slips: What went well today? What are you nervous about, or wondering about, in terms of these essays, or college in general?