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Week 1

January 4

Introduction to VoiceThread and Moodle



Homework: Read Chapters 1 and 2 in Tutoring Writing; In St. Martin's Sourcebook, read Stephen North "The Idea of a Writing Center" and Andrea Lunsford "Collaboration, Control, and the Idea of a Writing Center." Watch the Writing Center Video.

Week 2

January 11

Begin work on Literacy Narratives (due February 15th). For more information on this type of narrative, read the Help and Resources Pages of the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives. You may choose to submit your literacy narrative to this site.


Homework: Read Chapters 3 & 4 in Tutoring Writing; in St. Martin's Sourcebook, read Marilyn Cooper's "Really Useful Knowledge" and Christina Murphy "Freud in the Writing Center;" "Exercises" 1A and 1B and Chapter 2 in the Bedford Guide

We will have our first online class using Moodle. Read the texts above. Then find the discussion forum titled "First Online Class: This Way or That Way" and follow the directions to participate in the online forum discussion.

Week 3

January 18

Tutoring early drafts; process discussion; work with Literacy Narratives (role-playing activity); introduction to MovieMaker; introduction to Audacity

Make an appointment in Writing Center to discuss Literacy Narratives

Homework: Read Chapters 5 & 6 in Tutoring Writing; read Chapter 3 in the Bedford Guide

This week we will have our second online class using Moodle. Read "The Students Right to Their Own Language" and respond to the Second Forum Discussion.

Week 4

January 25

Begin work on Tutoring/Reading Journal (ongoing, first deadline is February 15th)


Homework: Read chapter 7 in Tutoring Writing; in St. Martin's Soucebook, read Jeff Brooks' "Minimalist Tutoring" and Linda Shamoon and Deborah Burns' "A Critique of Pure Totoring;" Robin Williams' "The Joshua Tree" chapter (handout); Bryan Householder's "Audience" (handout).

Week 5

February 1

Online Class: Copyright and Fair Use activities.

Read "Code of Best Practices for Media Literacy Education"

Week 6

February 8

Peer Reviews of Literacy Narratives


Read Chapter 7 in the Bedford Guide; read Joan Mullin, Neil Reid, Doug Enders, and Jason Baldridge "Constructing Each Other" in The St. Martin's Sourcebook. Submit your two open-ended discussion questions about the reading assignments no later than Tuesday at noon. We will use these questions to inspire class discussion



Week 7

February 15

Submit Tutoring Journal; Presentations of Literacy Narratives

Homework: Read chapter 8 in Tutoring Writing; in St. Martin's Sourcebook, read Julie Neff's "Learning Disabilities and the Writing Center;" read the introduction to Patricia Dunn's Learning Re-Abled; read Christine Hamel's "Learning Disabilities in the Writing Center" in Writing Lab Newsletter.



Week 8

February 22

Winter Break!




Week 9

March 1

Introduction to Research Tutoring Philosophies

In St. Martin's Sourcebook read Margaret Weaver's "Transcending 'Conversing;'" read chapters 1 and 2 of Learning Re-Abled; read Chapter 5 in the Bedford Guide



Week 10

March 8

Drafts of Researched Tutoring Philosophies due online for Peer Review; Introduction to Group Tutoring Scenario Projects.

Homework: Read Chapters 3 & 4 of Learning Re-Abled; Continue to work on your tutoring scenario drafts.


Week 11

March 15

Conferences about Your Philolophies

Group Work online for Tutoring Scenario Projects

Homework: Read Chapter 5 of Learning Re-Abled



Week 12

March 22


In St. Martin's Sourcebook read Muriel Harris' "Cultural Conflicts in the Writing Center." Read the packet of essays from the Tutor's Column, and read Sharon Myers "Reassessing the Proofreading Trap" in Bedford.


Week 13

March 29

Tutoring Field Work Journal Discussions

Read Elementary Writing Centers and Tutoring as a Teaching Strategy Articles posted in Moodle.


Week 14

April 5

Discussion of application of tutoring to other educational contexts; Elementary tutoring scenarios Finish up all remaining work.

Week 15

April 12

Last Class: Tutoring Scenario Discussion; turn in Researched Tutoring Philosophy. All work, including revised narratives, revised tutoring scenarios, and your tutoing/reading journal, is due. Note that I will not accept any work after our scheduled exam time.