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Q: I need a new project?

I like learning new things for my students. Sadly, I have run out of ideas. Any suggestions?

 

I have written my own writing text book that teaches essay writing. I use this in my classroom now.

 

I have taught myself how to develop and direct theatrical performances. For the past five years we have done "A Christmas Carol", and "Fiddler on the Roof". 

 

I hold a Connect 4 tournament for our department annually

 

My students must complete a poster project about Overcoming Adversity.

 

My students develop their own children's book each year.

 

This year, I have taken up the challenge of teaching my students how to develop a 10-12 page research paper.

 

I am ready for a new BIG project that will benefit my students. I mostly teach English reading and writing skills. But, I am not opposed to something outside of the box. I am not much into self-improvement projects, such as learning to play the piano. I am also not very good with art projects. 

 

Perhaps something that is project-based learning that can take several months for them to complete. I am open to most ideas.

 

Yes, I accept and like the smart-ass comments, but I would prefer meaningful ideas for this question. If you just can not help yourself with snide comments or supposedly "shocking" responses, then ok. 

4 days 9 hours ago in  Teaching & Learning - China

 
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These are some things that I have done with writing classes in the past.  The students enjoyed them all.
"A picture is worth a thousand words."

Show them a series of pictures, and they have to write a story using the scenes from the pictures.  Can assign different writing genres to each student.  
"collaborative world."

As a class, have the students create a fantasy world.  Have the students pick an element of that world and write a series of connected short stories about it. 
"literature reimagined"

Assign students to read a famous short story/novella. They have to take the basic idea/plot and write a different version of it. 
 

Stiggs:

I've used variations of the 'picture speaks a thousand words' idea.It's always a hit, especially if the picture is weird or funny. I'd find everyone wants to put their two cents in, even the kids who would normally be shy and reserved in class.

 

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Have smallish groups write and then film a short movie (in English obviously) on their phones? You could then play the movies to the class and use them as the basis for some sort of (English language) discussion.

 

 

Sandnose:

Writing, acting and making a short movie is a blast for the kids and the teacher. And it's a useful project too.

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These are some things that I have done with writing classes in the past.  The students enjoyed them all.
"A picture is worth a thousand words."

Show them a series of pictures, and they have to write a story using the scenes from the pictures.  Can assign different writing genres to each student.  
"collaborative world."

As a class, have the students create a fantasy world.  Have the students pick an element of that world and write a series of connected short stories about it. 
"literature reimagined"

Assign students to read a famous short story/novella. They have to take the basic idea/plot and write a different version of it. 
 

Stiggs:

I've used variations of the 'picture speaks a thousand words' idea.It's always a hit, especially if the picture is weird or funny. I'd find everyone wants to put their two cents in, even the kids who would normally be shy and reserved in class.

 

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