Exercise (great for first few days of school) to activate students’ prior knowledge, build new understandings, and increase academic, technical and college-ready vocabulary within the scope of what we do each day in the high school English or AP English Language or Literature classroom, or in creative writing courses. Students will work independently then as a class to read, annotate and evaluate Grant Snyder’s cartoon, “Why We Write”. Then, they will collaborate to create a Snyder-style poster explicating why we engage in activities from reading to revising, and much more in our school and everyday lives.
In this bundle (at least 3 days of instruction/collaborative work)
**5-slide editable PowerPoint
**7-page PDF with step-by-step directives
**.jpg graphic to be used digitally or printed
Aligned to CCSS College & Career Readiness Standards in all areas:
**Speaking & Listening
Sample student work included!
Will engage all learners of all levels and ask them to think critically about what they do and the reasons why they do, what they do.
Engaging and fun way to kick off a great school year w/focus on rigor, diction, syntax, creativity, critical thinking, and more!
This activity is a hit in my AP English Language and Composition classroom!
**Great for first bulletin board of the year**