All Activities

A field of green grass with a chalk white line drawn in the middle.
Activity Showcase, Cultural Rhetorics, Icebreakers, PWR 1, PWR 2, Week 1, Week 2, News, Activities
Overview: This activity is a modified version of commonly-used “Crossing the Line” or “Beyond the Line” activity you may have previously experienced, notably in that it is rooted in the specific...
Asynchronous Teaching, Community-building, Icebreakers, Presentations, PWR 1, PWR 2, Speaking Activities, Activities
This activity combines an initial asynchronous step with a follow-up presentation activity in real-time during class. As a way of getting to know each other and building community, each student will...
student speaking from Maxe Crandall's spring 2016 class
Audience, Icebreakers, Presentations, PWR 1, PWR 2, Rhetoric, Speaking Activities, Week 1, Activities
Overview: This icebreaker activity can be used either in PWR 1 or PWR 2 to help students get to know their classmates and also start to understand how shifting audiences influence communication...
bingo card
Community-building, Icebreakers, PWR 1, PWR 2, RBA, Research, Activities
Overview: This interactive activity uses a variation on the typical Bingo game to invite students to reflect on their research journey and the process of writing an RBA. Author: Meg Formato Activity...
Icebreakers, Online Instruction, PWR 1, PWR 2, Synchronous Teaching, Week 1, Activities
Overview of the activity : This activity helps students get to know each other and foster collaborations by allowing students to use digital brainstorming platforms to facilitate their discussions...
Student speaking from Erik Ellis's class
Argument, Icebreakers, Presentations, PWR 2, Speaking Activities, Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Activities
Overview: This non-graded presentation activity helps students prep for their proposal presentations by asking them to take a stand on a topic. Author: Christine Alfano (based on a 2008 Activity by...
Asynchronous Teaching, Community-building, Icebreakers, PWR 1, PWR 2, Week 1, Week 2, Activities
This ice-breaker activity offers students an opportunity to get to know each other by telling two (mini) stories about their names in two 1-minute presentations, each taking a different perspective...
student gesturing from Maxe Crandall spring 2016 PWR class
Icebreakers, Presentations, PWR 2, Rhetoric, Speaking Activities, Week 1, Activities
Overview: This dynamic ice-breaker activity asks students to jump into the speaking activities in PWR 2 by sharing the foundations of PWR 1 with their classmates. Author: Russ Carpenter Activity name...