These sample activities involve rigorous close reading by way of collaborative annotation online.
This weekly assignment invites students to generate a discussion question and a (provisional) claim about a shared reading.
Drawn from the Lexicon of Migrations network course, this resource outlines a peer review session for a collaboratively produced dictionary of “Key Words.”
By outlining an online annotated bibliography activity, this resource shares an alternative way to engage students in reading, evaluating, and discussing primary and secondary sources.
This resource offers an example assignment that outlines a step by step process for inviting students to create a podcast with a partner or in small groups.
This resource offers a structured activity that is useful when encouraging students to work collaboratively and ask probative questions when responding to texts of any kind.
This resource offers a range of examples of how IWT’s writing-based teaching strategies can be translated for the online or blended learning environment.
This resource shares some ideas for how to engage students both synchronously and asynchronously.
This resource offers a way to invite students to develop a shared annotation key and mark a text accordingly, drawing on online tools like Mentimeter.
This resource, from the Center for Experimental Humanities, offers a range of activities and assignments designed with the challenges of teaching at a distance in mind.