Rock Star Battles Shared by Elizabeth Baldridge This is a sampling of the prompts I give in a weekly writing challenge called Rock Star Battles. Students are to apply the skills they’re learning in class to fun, challenging writing tasks that are designed to encourage a focus on audience and purpose. Students post their best-attemptContinue reading “Rock Star Battles”
Ice Breaker (Poetry) Shared by Gael Grossman This ice breaker activity uses poetry to get students to work together early in the semester and offers an opportunity to discuss limerick and haiku.
Group Presentations Shared by Jeremy Branstad I use this assignment to help students understand the concepts of main ideas and supporting details. The assignment is given during unit two, the placeography, and involves having students work together in groups to give a presentation to the class. They decide on a main idea for their presentationContinue reading “Group Presentations”
Writing Ice Breaker Shared by Chuck Guilford With inspiration from/credit to Ken Macrorie, Peter Elbow, and many others This is an opening day activity that works both as an ice breaker and an introduction to some practices that will be used throughout the term.
Narrative Collage Worksheet for Indian Education Student Samples Shared by Jacque Wilson-Jordan This is a narrative collage. I’ve used the assignment for years, and the students love it. In addition to the assignment sheet, there is a worksheet based on an analysis of Sherman Alexie’s “Indian Education” (from *The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven*)Continue reading “Narrative Collage”
Student Information Sheet Shared by Stephanie Kratz With credit to On Course Workshops This is an information sheet aimed at building rapport and showing instructor interest in students.
Ice Breaker Shared by Karen Henderson This is an icebreaker that consistently works well with my demographic, which is very nontraditional.