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Guides and Lesson Plans

The resources on this page include sample lesson plans and teaching guides for first-year instruction.

Useful tips are shared by LeaRN Director April Heney in her Supporting Underserved College Students in Writing & Reading Courses blog.

Other resources are available at the Elbogen Center for Teaching & Learning.

Teaching Guides from Venderbilt University are excellent resources as well.  

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UW First-Year Student Guidebook

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In addition to the lesson plans and guides below, a great resource for your classes is the First-Year Student Guidebook, Making College Count. This can be used in its entirety or simply used for various lessons.

  1. Order the guide as a course packet for your students to purchase through the University Bookstore (only $4 per booklet).
  2. Ask students to access web content for class discussion, presentations on transition skills, etc. URL:
  3. Access the guide through WyoCourses modules that contain assignments (which can be downloaded into your existing course shell). Instructions for accessing the Making College Count course shell.

Sample Lesson Plans


Teaching Guides

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