The Writing Games
In Search of Great Explanations
Work in teams of 2 or 3
Earn Badges for Completing Each of the 7 Challeges
The Ultimate Badge
No Ordinary Essay
Record a Podcast
Challenge 1: Choose and Analyze the Writing Assignment
What Does It Mean?
Challenge 2: Blast Off with Brainstorming Big and Little Ideas
Challenge 3: Get Your Thoughts Organized
Challenge 4: Elaborate to Elevate
Can you find the strategy?
What can you add?
Let's Get Feedback!
“I really liked the way you _________ because _________.”
“In this part, I think you used a lot of good _________.”
“My favorite part was _________ because _________.”
“This was really fun to read because _________.”
Ask the Writer a Question
“In this paragraph, I need more information about _________.” What could you add?
“I do not see how this idea relates to your thesis because _________.” Why did you include it?“
“This part was not clear because _________. Would you tell me more about _________?”
“Why did you say _________? What does it have to do with _________?”
Challenge 5: Whose Voice Is It?
Challenge 6: How Do You Sound?
Challenge 7: Polish and Publish
Let's Practice and Record
- Who will read the beginning?
- Who will read the middle?
- Who will read the end?
When you have it down perfect, you are ready to record.