Rock Star Battles

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”

Group Presentations

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”

Narrative Collage

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”