This portfolio explores several major areas of English and how they can best be taught within English classes. “Reading and Writing with Images: A Guide to Integrating Images into the ELA Classroom” is a major research essay which explores the available avenues of visual rhetoric. A teaching unit plan “Gender and Grammar: A Lesson Plan in Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening” integrates grammar instruction into a reading and writing class, while exploring gender as a literary approach. “Textspeak in the English Classroom: Beneficial in Isolated Assignments” contains the findings and analysis of a personal teacher research project conducted with the purpose to gain understanding of where textspeak may fit into a writing classroom. “Research Writing is Not Only for the ELA Teacher: Process and Product Across the Curriculum” is a research essay that also includes resources to guide instructors outside the English department who assign research writing. Overall, these pieces tell the journey of a virtuous procrastinator.
Dr. Heather Jordan
Ms. Kimberly Spallinger
Bowlin, Jaclyn, "The Journey of a Virtuous Procrastinator: A Master's Portfolio" (2019). Master of Arts in English Plan II Graduate Projects. 49.