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.
Book Ballot Ground Rules for Book Clubs Book Checkout Form Reading Strategies 101 Reading Strategies 101Filledin Book Club Reflections 216 The Envelope please Book Club Final Reflections Shared by Meagan Newberry With inspiration from/credit to Harvey Daniels’s Literature Circles Students formed groups based on the book of their choice (they turn in a top 3Continue reading “Book Club Materials”
The Name Game Wach’s “What’s in a Name? Shared by Sarah Alexander Tsai By investigating the origins and meanings of their own names, students learn how to blend primary research (especially personal interviews) with focused personal narrative. Since this fairly low-stakes assignment also functions nicely as a community builder, I like to assign it earlyContinue reading “Name Game”
magazine audience activity Shared by Sarah Tsai I usually bring a diverse collection of magazines to class for these two activities, but online periodicals would work just as well. The second activity (p. 2) has a surprise buried in it. Each group/pair of students must swap topics with another group/pair. They must find a wayContinue reading “Who’s Your Reader? Magazine Audience Activities”