Classroom Activities

Class Activities

Overview: Students read Russell Baker’s two-page parody of “Little Red Riding Hood” and analyze his argument and rhetorical strategies. By retelling a classic fairy tale using stuffy diction and syntax—as well as legalistic jargon and “politically correct” language—Baker cleverly critiques “the modern American language.” Students can have some fun analyzing why Baker’s inflated (and sometimes deflated) prose is so “wrong... Read More
Overview: Students read Russell Baker’s two-page parody of “Little Red Riding Hood”...
Activity Showcase, Style, News, Activities
people brainstorming together
Overview: This collaborative activity invites students to help their classmates to...
PWR 1, PWR 2, RBA, Research, Week 5, Week 6, Activities
Stanford University campus from above
Overview: This activity invites students to close read a space on campus by...
Activity Showcase, PWR 1, RA, Rhetoric, Week 1, News, Activities
Overview: This activity helps students continue to develop their focus and argument...
PWR 1, Research, Speaking Activities, Working with Sources, Activities
sample storyboard by PWR student
Overview: A “storyboard is the visual presentation of narrative or argumentative...
Audience, Presentations, PWR 1, PWR 2, RBA, Storytelling, Structure/Organization, Activities
photo of Bender Room in Green Library
Overview: Want to engage your students explicitly in library research again after...
Library, PWR 1, PWR 2, Research, Activities