Tag Archives: Engagement

The Wire — Character Prezi

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 everyone in class in small-group work, the presentation portion of the assignment isn’t daunting.

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The Wire — Discussion Guidelines

Wire Discussion Guidelines

Shared by Elizabeth Baldridge

Inspired by Stephanie Guedet

Every Monday, a student is in charge of leading class discussion of a selected episode of season 4 of The Wire. But this model could be used for a wide variety of shared reading/viewing/listening options. Students are doing really well with it.

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Progress Cards

Progress Cards

Shared by Elizabeth Baldridge

Every day of class, I try to check in with each student individually, but I also have individual conferences scheduled with students every four weeks to talk about grades, progress, and goals for the remainder of the semester. Students answer the questions from this sheet on large index cards. We discuss them during conferences, but I also carry them with me to give students props when they’re following through with a plan or showing a newly adopted practice and to remind students of their plans and larger goals.

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Campus Resources Paper

 Campus Resources Paper

Shared by Beth Gulley

This assignment was designed to subtly promote student engagement on campus and increase student awareness of campus resources in addition to teaching MLA documentation and writing from sources.

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