In this lesson, students will learn how to analyze and decipher crucial details in the short story “The Women” by Tom Barbash in response to questions put forth to them in their writing prompt. This exercise will help to strengthen their critical thinking and reading comprehension skills, while their writing skills will be challenged through a response to a writing prompt resulting in a formal essay. The lesson will also ask students to recall and integrate ideas from an earlier reading entitled “How to Read Like a Writer” by Mike Bunn.
This lesson will focus on understanding poignant ideas from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s significant lecture “The Danger of a Single Story” and applying them to the poem “How to Be a Real Indian” by Kenzie Allen. Class discussion will serve as a laboratory for idea sharing which will be needed for ideas for the class’s next analytical essay.
This assignment is an introduction to argumentative writing for early college-level students. This assignment provides a basis for discussing argument as a genre of writing and allows for the introduction of research and MLA format including Work Cited and intext citation.
This assignment allows students to analyze a bias by agreeing or disagreeing with a speaker. There is a provided podcast episode, but we encourage instructors to select their own in the realm of the course.
In this lesson, students will study some grammatical principles about how Swift crafted “A Modest Proposal.”
At this stage of the "Lost in the Amazon" (hypothetical) adventure, students determine what supplies they will take with them to survive their trip through the Amazon. They use estimation and basic math skills to determine how much they can carry and what they can use to survive in the jungle environment as they travel on to their destination.