Lesson Plans

Faculty Workshop Lesson Plans

Here you will find all of the lesson plans created and refined during our series of faculty writing workshops. These lesson plans are created by members of the SJSU faculty from several disciplines. After each plan is created, it is submitted to the workshop facilitators (Dr. Linda C. Mitchell and Michelle Hager) for review. Following several revisions, completed lesson plans are approved and posted below.

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Five Ways to Make Writing Clear and Concise by Deb Caterina (PDF)

Incorporating Quotations by Sara Cook (PDF)

Identifying Rhetorical Strategies in Argument by Katie Masters (PDF)

Using Peer Feedback and Work-Flow Tips to Strengthen Argumentation by David Mesher (PDF)

Anatomy of a Blog Post by Daniel Murphy (PDF)

Teaching Credential Students How to Teach Articles by Katya Karathanos (PDF)

Writing an Abstract by Martin Leach (PDF)

Procrastination-Proof Researching and Writing by Rebekah Sidman-Taveau (PDF)

Using Signal Words and Phrases by Patricia Albers (PDF)

Learning about Introductions for Academic Essays by Sarah Prasad (PDF)

Writing a Review Article by Xiaoyan Xu (PDF)

Achieving Concision by Judith Georges (PDF)

Developing Instructional Writing with the "How-To" Zine by Monica Peck (PDF)

How to Begin Writing a Research Paper by Michele McCarthy (PDF)

Writing Communities: Assessing Effective Written Communication by Shannon Rose Riley (PDF)

How to Write Agendas and Meeting Minutes by Tabitha Hart (PDF)

The 5-Why Method: Writing to the Root by Sarah Grace (PDF)

Creating a Visual Text: Images within Descriptions by Aleysa Petty (PDF)

Ask, and It Shall Be Given You: Good Questions Make Good Essays by Bob Cullen (PDF)

Getting There: How to Organize an Effective (and Engaging) Essay by Neli Moody (PDF)

Gypsy Fortune-Telling (Practice in Narrative Writing) by Ed Sams (PDF)

Creating an Informed and Argumentative Thesis Sentence by Maria A.N. Judnick (PDF)