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Activity of the Week: “Is Your Opening Line ‘In a world...'”?

[Activity by Kiersten Jakobsen; originally published winter 2015]

Activity name: 

Is your opening line “In a world...”?



Activity brief description: 

Quick discussion and revision activity on opening lines.


This activity will likely work best at the end of the quarter when students have a draft of the RBA.

Activity length: 

50 minutes

“Scholars’ Scholarship” and “The Scholars Converse”

Overview: This activity helps students prepare for the Texts in Conversation by writing a fake TiC through a combination of individual and group work.
Author: Kiersten Jackobsen
Activity Name: “Scholars’ Scholarship” and “The Scholars Converse”​​
Class: PWR 1