Best Activity Examples for First- Year Writing

Below you’ll find a series of examples of activities from our very own University of Delaware instructors to be used in the First- Year Writing classroom. All instructors included below have given permission for their activities to be shared. If you do choose to use one of these assignments in your classroom, please be sure to give the creators credit!

Developing Research-able Questions, submitted by Christine Grogan

Academic Synthesis Skits, submitted by Brett Seekford

Identifying the Characteristics of Genre, submitted by Amish Trivedi

Research is a (Murder) Mystery, submitted by Juliana Jones-Beaton

Growth Mindset, submitted by Eman Al-Drous

Integrating Sources, submitted by David Potsubay

Making Connections Between Likes & Dislikes, submitted by Alexander McKee

Research Scavenger Hunt, submitted by Bret Vukoder

Old Spice Ads Rhetorical Analysis, submitted by Robert Alderman

Media Analysis, submitted by Grace Bartel

Thank you to those who contributed and to Kathleen Lyons for compiling these activities!