Monthly Archives: October 2012

Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Shared by Sarah Alderfer

I do not recall from where or whom this activity came, but it is not originally mine. In fact, some of my students have done this in their high school English classes. I use this activity to illustrate how important clear and developed directions are in process analysis. Making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is an excellent process for students to explain because they take many of the small but essential steps needed to complete the process for granted. This activity allows students to see how important it is to consider an audience’s knowledge when describing a process.

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The Egg Drop

The Egg Drop

Shared by Sarah Alderfer

With inspiration from/credit to Marissa Bailey

I use this activity to give students practice using descriptive and narrative techniques and to demonstrate how perspective affects the story being told.

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13 Ways of Looking at Responding to Student Writing

13 Ways

Shared by Doug Hesse

This document offers, as its title indicates, multiple perspectives on grading and providing feedback, all of which are aimed at making the process as efficient and effective as possible.

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