Essay Improv: Improvisation Activities to Review Essay-Writing Skills

Essay Improv: Improvisation Activities to  Review Essay-Writing Skills
Essay Improv: Improvisation Activities to  Review Essay-Writing Skills
Essay Improv: Improvisation Activities to  Review Essay-Writing Skills
Essay Improv: Improvisation Activities to  Review Essay-Writing Skills
Essay Improv: Improvisation Activities to  Review Essay-Writing Skills
Essay Improv: Improvisation Activities to  Review Essay-Writing Skills
Essay Improv: Improvisation Activities to  Review Essay-Writing Skills
Essay Improv: Improvisation Activities to  Review Essay-Writing Skills
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This is a skill review activity rather than a skill teaching activity. It is best done after students have been practicing essay writing for a long time – maybe even a little too long.

One of the best times to use this is the week before a state-mandated essay test, when students have been feeling the pressure of preparation and are ready to let off steam before test day.

These three activities are adapted from traditional improv activities, reworked to practice specific essay writing skills.They offer chance for your students to have fun with all of those essay skills they’ve been practicing while reinforcing all of these skills in a new way.

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Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly and thoroughly, supplying the most relevant evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience’s knowledge level, concerns, values, and possible biases.
Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly, supplying evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience’s knowledge level and concerns.
Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
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4 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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