Students will upgrade their bland research questions using prompts of depth and complexity and then create a sequence of questions using concepts from Bloom's Taxonomy.
Students will take two seemingly unrelated pieces of content (say volcanoes and the human body) and then build analogies to connect the two ideas. In the end, they'll create a skit, comic, or story relating the two concepts.
Rewriting passive sentences into active sentences makes them clearer, shorter, and more interesting. This video will help students to identify and improve these passive sentences.
In this series, students learn about five types of logical fallacies then develop an argument *against* a great idea, invention, or character using these techniques.
Students will identify ethical issues from the science fiction and fantasy genres, then use those ideas to develop their own story's realistic problem.
Students will write a story tackling an ethical issue using the sci-fi or fantasy genres.
Students will use multiple perspectives to compose a letter of admiration from one academic subject to another.
Dig into the common elements of the fantasy genre.
Take a fluffy holiday activity, and give it an academic spin. Watch as students create valentines with a connection to your grade-level content.
Juxtaposition is a powerful literary tool to use for analysis as well as creation. Students will learn to see juxtaposition in existing stories, and develop juxtaposed characters in their own writing.
Ask students to go beyond "I like it," and form critical opinions based around a set of criteria. Students can produce written arguments, or turn their opinion into an oral presentation.