Eventually, you can let them choose their own format, as long as they produce a post each week. How does it make you feel the first time you hear that song?
Finally, have those students fold their papers so only a few lines are visible and trade with another student. Try connecting your classroom to one in another country or even just in another part of the US.
Reasons to love this little lesson: students love the quirkiness of this assignment! Encourage them to mix it up by picking a second pseudonym and writing two pieces for each assignment, finding an ally and switching pseudonyms, or completely changing their writing style to throw their peers off the scent.
Turn it into a piece of writing. You want the next person to only be able to see the last couple of lines of the beginning. Ask them to bring in a poem, short story, or novel from a writer they admire. Create a brand new holiday.
Sign up or login to use the bookmarking feature. Have your students change an event that occurs in the middle, or even in the very beginning. Posted by Betsy Potash I love to help high school English teachers innovate.
List ten chores or tasks you hate doing. It can be a character, a room, an important object, or an entire scene.