Humans Profile

Humans Profile Shared by Elizabeth Baldridge Using Humans of New York as a profile genre, students are challenged to produce their own Humans-style profile, using photos and individual stories to profile a local place of their choosing. This one requires some solid scaffolding, but it has yielded some exciting, inspired results from students who wereContinue reading “Humans Profile”

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”

Digital Visual Argument (Four-Letter Word Project)

Digital Visual Arguments Sample Student Projects here and here Shared by Ethna Lay Writing instruction changes exponentially as the technologies for writing change. Sensitive to this need to address a rapidly flexing pedagogy, I have designed a digital, visual argument assignment for my first-year writing students. The project involves making an argument as a visualContinue reading “Digital Visual Argument (Four-Letter Word Project)”

Small Object, Large Subject Essay

Small Object Large Subject Shared by Ethna Lay With inspiration from/credit to Adam Gopnik’s introduction to the volume of Best American Essays of 2008 The small object/LARGE SUBJECT essay is often an easy way for students to embark on cultural criticism.  I’d tag it “new media,” as its relevance to this site hinges on the productiveContinue reading “Small Object, Large Subject Essay”