In this activity, students appropriate and manipulate the words, grammar and themes of a “classic” work in order to develop their own styles as creative writers. By turning an iconic medium into a popular genre, students learn that classic writers have done the same thing, borrowing and stealing other people’s words. … Read more about Pre-Texts Poetry
In her Expos section, Jerusha Achterberg teaches how to clearly describe the methods that will be used in a subsequent paper. This activity was motivated by the fact that students were having trouble writing the methods section in their final paper proposals.… Read more about Writing the Methods Section
Overview: Students watch an excerpt of a foreign language film without sound and work in groups to craft a sample dialogue utilizing new vocabulary and grammar concepts.
Goal: Grammar development and review
Introduction/Background: In this simple language activity, students employ Portuguese and content knowledge to create a short dialogue that imagines what characters in the film Four Days in September are saying. (Four Days in September is a Brazilian film based on Fernando Gabeira's book O que é isso… Read more about Foreign Language Dialogue - Four Days in September