Character Prezi Guidelines Shared by Elizabeth Baldridge In this revision remix, students transform their evidence-driven character analysis into a presentation. This assignment pushes student understandings of their chosen character and encourages revision of the character analysis paper. Because students have at this point all run at least one episode discussion session and worked with everyoneContinue reading “The Wire — Character Prezi”
095 One Word Argument Guidelines Synthesis Revision Workshop Shared by Elizabeth Baldridge In this paper, students expand their analysis to concepts. This paper also introduces synthesis and documentation. Using scenes from season 4 of The Wire, students examine different presentations/understandings of one little word (like home, school, justice) and argue for a complex definition ofContinue reading “The Wire — One Little Word Argument”
Character Analysis Shared by Elizabeth Baldridge This is the second paper in our work with season 4 of The Wire. Here, students are asked to carefully examine just one character from the show. This paper, coming relatively early in the semester, will require regular revisiting and revision as we get further into the season andContinue reading “The Wire — Character Analysis”
Conversation Analysis Shared by Jacqueline Wilson-Jordan With credit to Joan Livingston-Webber and Beverly Braniff who wrote and/or tried earlier versions of this assignment This assignment, which requires field research and is fairly demanding, asks students to observe and analyze the conversation in a chosen discourse community. I thought the James Baldwin essay might be dated because ofContinue reading “Conversation Analysis”
Theme Song Introductions Shared by Nicole Hancock This activity uses student analysis of television theme songs as the basis for a discussion regarding what makes for an effective introduction.
Finding Your Inner Morgan Freeman Shared by: Isabel Quintana Wulf I use this activity with this video to explain what analysis means and why it is important to have it in an essay.
The Language of Education Shared by Sarah Tsai This essay assignment invites students to identify, research, and unpack the pedagogical and administrative buzzwords that play a role in their school’s official documents (and marketing!). Preparatory activity also posted here.