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Category: in-class activities

Are These Students Really Doing the Reading?!

While I have been all-in, intellectually, on the single-text model that we promote at this site, there have been some frustrations in practice. Namely, I couldn't get students to actually do the reading. This is a bit of an exaggeration. There were always some students who would do the reading, but as class went on, it became clear to everyone who those students were, and the…

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Multi-Level Skill Development: The Evolution of the “Cascading Worksheets”

A few years ago, I tried my hand (well, mostly my feet) at roller derby. My derby name was true to my rhet/comp nerd roots, Terrorstotle, and I met amazing friends while challenging myself in ways I had never done before. My derby dreams were cut short by an ill-timed crossover and a resulting broken ankle, but that's not the point of this story. The…

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In-Class Assignment: Rethinking Failure

Conversation: Flipping Out: Flipped Teaching Models

Assignment: Group Grammar Worksheet

Assignment: In-Class MLA Explanation Exercise

Assignment: Gaining Perspective

Assignment: Does Grammar Matter?

Assignment: Exploring Audience Expectations

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