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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Applying Musical Processes to Composition by William Kelly

Isn't It Ironic by Jessy Goodman

How to Begin Writing a Research Paper by Michele McCarthy

Procrastination-Proof Researching and Writing by Rebekah Sidman-Taveau

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

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

Rogerian Model of Argument by Linda Landau

Identifying Rhetorical Strategies in Argument by Katie Masters

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

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

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

Writing an Abstract by Martin Leach

Learning about Introductions for Academic Essays by Sarah Prasad

Incorporating Quotations by Sara Cook

Creating a Visual Text: Images within Descriptions by Aleysa Petty

Five Ways to Make Writing Clear and Concise by Deb Caterina

Achieving Concision by Judith Georges

Using Signal Words and Phrases by Patricia Albers

Anatomy of a Blog Post by Daniel Murphy

Teaching Credential Students How to Teach Articles by Katya Karathanos

Writing a Review Article by Xiaoyan Xu

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

Writing Communities: Assessing Effective Written Communication by Shannon Rose Riley 

How to Write Agendas and Meeting Minutes by Tabitha Hart

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