ENWR106: Writing and Literary Study

Teaching Resources

On this page you will find a diverse range of handouts, lesson plans, sample assignments, reference sheets and class exercises for use in the instruction of ENWR 106 provided by multiple instructors with experience in teaching ENWR 106. While many of the materials below are designed for this particular course in the program, they can be modified to suit the needs of your own course(s) and even considered for use with courses in other disciplines. Please note that the content below, though organized according to the target areas of the First-Year Writing curriculum, represents a variety of approaches to teaching writing at Montclair State University.

Teaching Resources for 100 & 105

EX = In-class Exercise; WS = Worksheet; AS = Assignment; AR = Article

Sample Syllabi (Updated for Fall 2014)*
Syllabi Checklist - DOC : PDF
Syllabi Front Matter with Compact Bedford
- DOC : PDF
Syllabi Front Matter with Making Literature Matter - DOC : PDF
Approaching Literature
(Winchock) - DOC : PDF
Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature (Logan) - DOC : PDF
Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature (Petrich) - DOC : PDF
Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature (Russo) - DOC : PDF
Making Literature Matter (Phillips) - DOC : PDF
New Worlds of Literature (Hoeflinger) - DOC : PDF

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note that there is sample front matter and then sample schedules for each text above

Sample Essay Assignments
AS - Close Reading - DOC : PDF
AS - Dubus, Faulkner & Li (Logan) - DOC : PDF
AS - Roethke "My Papa's Waltz" (Restaino) - DOC : PDF
AS - Sample Essay Topics (Lubrano) - DOC : PDF
AS - Essay 1: Dramatic Monologues (Bender) - DOC : PDF
AS - Essay 1 - Silko & Updike (Petrich) - DOC : PDF
AS - Essay 2 - Baldwin & Walker (Logan) - DOC : PDF
AS - Essay 2 - Hughes, Pastan & Whitman (Petrich) - DOC : PDF
AS - Essay 4: Cocktail Party (Lewis) - DOC : PDF
AS - Sample Documented Essay - Open Topic (Bernhardt) - DOC : PDF
AS - Sample Documented Essay - Blake "Chimney Sweepers" (Nash) - DOC : PDF
AS - Sample Documented Essay - Hwang "M Butterfly" (Logan) - DOC : PDF
AS - Sample Documented Essay - Ibsen "A Doll's House" (Keohane) - DOC : PDF
AS - Sample Documented Essay - Williams "Streetcar Named Desire" (Logan) - DOC : PDF

Portfolio
AS - Sample Portfolio (Isaacs) - DOC : PDF

Articles / Secondary Sources

AR - Hashmi - Jilting of Jig: "Hills like White Elephants" - PDF
AR - Peel - Semiotic Subversion in "Desiree's Baby" - PDF
AR - Renner - Moving to the Girls' Side of "Hills like White Elephants" - PDF
AR - Wyche - Metaphorical Abortion in "Hills like White Elephants" - PDF
AR - Zanger - Hawthorne: "The Birthmark" - PDF

Analysis & Reading Strategies
EX - Applying Concepts for Stronger Analysis (Keohane) - DOC : PDF
EX - Developing Beyond Plot Summary through Mulan (Maloy) - DOC : PDF
EX - Discussion Questions for Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun" (Logan) - DOC :
EX - Reading Gothic Elements in The Yellow Wallpaper (Gonzalez) - DOC : PDF
EX - Two Ways of Seeing (Hamilton) - DOC : PDF
WS - Sample Rhetorical Analysis of Kincaid's "Girl" (Logan) - DOC : PDF
WS - Writing Myths - DOC : PDF

Theoretical / Critical Approaches
WS - Lenses for Reading Literature (Maloy) - DOC : PDF
WS - Literary Criticism Approaches (Moss) - DOC : PDF

Prewriting
WS - Poetry Rewrite - Whitman (Evans) - DOC : PDF

Central Claim
WS - Central Claim Development (Reid) - DOC : PDF
WS - Central Claim & Draft Revision (Keohane) - DOC : PDF

Development
WS - Logical Fallacies - Silko (Isaacs) - DOC : PDF
WS - Paragraph Structure & Linking Support (Reid) - DOC : PDF
EX - Utilizing a Variety of Support (Reid) - DOC : PDF

Clarity of Prose
WS - Editing: Four Common Errors (Isaacs) - DOC : PDF
WS - Editing: Four More Common Errors (Isaacs) - DOC : PDF
EX - Effect of Tone: Understanding Audience & Reader (Hamilton) - DOC : PDF
WS - Fixing Error Patterns (Maloy) - DOC : PDF
WS - Sensory Details (Hamilton) - DOC : PDF
WS - Sentence Checker: Punctuation & Fragments (Hamilton) - DOC : PDF
AS - Style Journal Assignment (Butler) - DOC : PDF
WS - Teaching Clarity (Isaacs) - DOC : PDF

Documenting & Utilizing Outside Sources
EX - Documentation Strategies (Isaacs) - DOC : PDF
EX - Five Suggestions for Using Quotations (Maloy) - DOC : PDF
EX - Making Quotations Work (Bernhardt) - DOC : PDF
WS - MLA Citation Style for Anthologies - DOC : PDF
EX - Quoting Round Robin (Gonzalez) - DOC : PDF
WS - Summarizing, Paraphrasing & Quoting (Maloy) - : PDF
EX - Thinking with & Against Other Writers (Keohane) - DOC : PDF

Revision & Peer Review
EX - Criterion-Based Peer Review - DOC : PDF
EX - Documented Essay Peer Review (Bernhardt) - DOC : PDF
EX - Evaluative Peer Review - DOC : PDF
WS - Models for Promoting Successful Revision (Faculty Workshop) - DOC : PDF
EX - Postwrite Self Review - DOC : PDF
WS - Teaching Revision
- DOC : PDF