UNIT: BLIND/DEAF EXPERIENCE [Focus: Narrative Writing]
The students spend one hour either "blind" or "deaf" in a safe situation of their choosing and then they write 2 pages, typewritten, first part, narrative and second part expository-what they learned from the experiment. They read the paper in class and then hand it in. This is a good first assignment for students to read orally before the class. It doesn't require much new writing skill but it does require involvement with the topic which is one of the elements I look for when grading. The class gets involved in listening and begins to learn proper listening skills.
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