Classroom Activities

Class Activities

Overview: This activity invites students to explore how materiality affects content through responding to a writing prompt using different sets of writing materials. Activity title: Pen, Crayon, Smartphone: Exploring How Materials Shape Content and Writing Practice Author: Russ Carpenter, Jenae Cohn, and Cassie Wright Course: PWR 1 or PWR 2 Activity length and... Read More
Overview: This activity introduces the concept of mining reading, a way of reading...
Activity Showcase, PWR 1, PWR 2, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8, Activities
A pile of paper zines from the 1980s and 1990s, exhibiting subversive titles
Overview: Students create "mini-zines" to help them conceptualize the organization...
Activity Showcase, Genre/Modes, PWR 1, PWR 2, RBA, Structure/Organization, News, Activities
A white whale swims through the ocean.
Overview: This activity has two main goals. The first is to situate conclusions as...
Activity Showcase, Structure/Organization, News, Activities
A field of green grass with a chalk white line drawn in the middle.
Overview: This activity is a modified version of commonly-used “Crossing the Line”...
Activity Showcase, Cultural Rhetorics, PWR 1, PWR 2, Week 1, Week 2, News, Activities
Tools hang from the wall in a workshop.
Overview: These two activities are designed to introduce students to the idea of a...
PWR 1, RA, Rhetoric, Revision, Week 1, Week 2, Activities
A stack of newspapers rolled up.
Overview: This activity is designed to introduce students to rhetorical analysis. It...
PWR 1, RA, Rhetoric, Week 1, Activities