- Why do we use it?
- Where do we put it?
- Take a moment to reflect on the Introduction to the Chapter that you read for homework.
- After you've reviewed or reflected on it, let's list some of the goals of this chapter.
- Next, we'll freewrite about the ideas and key terms that are presented in your homework readings and how they demonstrate the goals of this chapter.
- What was new to you?
- Did you like the readings?
- Why are these things important to your own literacy?
Discourse Communities Activity: Grouping Your "Friends"
- Take 15 minutes to find a partner and "interview" each other about your discourse communities. Try to gather information that we can discuss as a class on Wednesday (what communities do you share? What communities are you a part of that differ from your partner's, and in what ways?).
- Let's look at the glossary definitions of discourse communities and
genre. What kinds of genres are present in your immediate personal experience?
- Take ten minutes or so to add to the end of your discourse community list.
- Brainstorm a list of genres that relate to you.
- Bring evidence (an example) of a particular genre that defines a part of your literacy.