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Public Sphere Literacy

Enables students to

Public Sphere Discourses

Are the kinds of reading, writing, speaking, and listening that occur in public spheres such as

Public Sphere Discourse Conventions

Are the “rules” for public sphere writing and speaking, such as

Note 1: No one is born with public sphere literacy. It can be learned at any stage of life.

Note 2: R/C 2 cannot teach all the conventions of every public sphere community. It can, however, help students develop critical literacy, i.e., an ability to recognize, analyze, employ, and (when necessary) interrupt discourse conventions considered appropriate for each public context in which students find themselves.

Learning Goals and Grading Rubrics for English 1002

The linked rubrics define achievement levels for the primary writing units in English 2.  For Unit 5, students may revise one of their first three papers.

Updated for 2011-2012
  • Oral Presentations -- Throughout English 1002, students prepare presentations in which they brief their classmates about the content of their unit papers (approx. 5 students for each unit)
    Oral Briefing Rubric

Scoring Rubric for Unit 1 Papers

Scoring Rubric for Unit 2 Papers

Scoring Rubric for Unit 3 Papers

Scoring Rubric for Unit 4 Papers


English Department

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Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
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