In your writing classroom, you may find it helpful to develop a shared vocabulary with your students. Then, when you or a student uses a specific word or phrase, everyone knows immediately what it means in the context of your class and their writing. This link contains several articles, with distinct vocabulary, that you may share with your students. The article, “Take This Fish and Look at it,” for example, provides a way to discuss inductive work and the critical thinking required for it.
Handouts to help you teach the nuts & bolts of writing to your students.
- Organizing Your Paper
- Critical Thinking Questionnaire
- Paragraph Revision
- Summary Writing Instructions
These games can have long-lasting effects in your writing classes, giving you and the students shared tools to use as review for writing concepts.