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-attempt pieces to a discussion board, and everyone gets work credit for completing the assignment.  Two students (one of my choosing and one of the class’s) earn Rock Star Points (a coupon worth a three-point boost to any assignment’s grade).  At the end of the semester, students choose their best two battle pieces to include in the portfolio.

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