Essay Prompts

When we want our students to write an essay, we need to communicate clearly. In the U.S., we talk about giving our students written “prompts” with the essay assignment. I like the word “prompt” because it reminds us that the written instructions can “prompt” student thinking and remind them of …

Multigenre Projects

My friend Cathy Blanchfield introduced me to the multigenre project, a writing assignment that she uses in her high school classes. I’ve found that it also works really well with my college students. I love giving my students the choice of either writing a traditional essay or experimenting with the …